Spime specializes in GPS software platforms for use by smartphone app developers. Its MapMan LBS Platform integrates social and location services into GPS-enabled apps. Spime also offers a navigation service and map service under the names Northstar Nav and Northstar Map. Spime’s customers include mobile operators, manufacturers, developers, and platform and semiconductor providers, who use its platforms to build location-based apps. Nokia’s Navteq has partnered with Spime for its GPS technology.
Most of its offerings are white labeled, so its not a brand that's well-known in the LBS or consumer space.
VentureBeat reports the news citing Spime CEO's Shankar Narayanan, chief executive's LinkedIn page. There's no official word from Trimble on its website as this post goes to press. It's unclear if Trimble plans to use the technology in its professional offerings or if maybe this is a move into the platform space.