ForeverMap 2 the First-Ever Map Solution on NOOK
BOSTON, MA (August 16, 2012)—Skyhook (www.skyhook.com), the world leader in location information, context and intelligence, today announced that skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, has integrated Skyhook's Location Engine in ForeverMap 2™ to provide location services for the first time on NOOK®. ForeverMap 2, available for FREE on NOOK Apps™, is the first-ever map app on NOOK, enabling users to experience and explore their surroundings like never before.
ForeverMap 2 is a digital map solution that includes intuitive route guidance, Wi-Fi positioning, and local and category search functionalities. The app provides deep search functionality to facilitate route calculation via local search, address search and category search. Wi-Fi positioning is supported to enhance route guidance and overall map interaction. Taking advantage of the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi access points throughout populated areas, Skyhook will consistently power ForeverMap 2 with accurate location information. A premium version, ForeverMap 2 PRO, provides unlimited access to downloadable maps for offline use.
“Prior to ForeverMap 2, maps had not been available on this platform,” said Marcus Thielking, co-founder of skobbler. “We’ve built a one-of-a-kind location solution for NOOK that enhances the user experience by offering that functionality. To do that successfully, though, it’s essential to have the best location performance possible. Skyhook's technology is the most reliable WiFi-location system on the market today, so they were an obvious partner.”
“We’re thrilled to power location functionality in ForeverMap 2 and bring location services to the NOOK for the very first time,” said Maggie Taylor, marketing manager of Skyhook. “We are also eager to provide this location functionality to other apps hoping to port to NOOK devices.”
ForeverMap 2 is available for download for FREE. ForeverMap 2 PRO allows for unlimited access to installable maps and offline use, and is also available for download for $4.99 USD.
For more information on Skyhook’s Location Engine, please visit www.skyhookwireless.com.
About Skyhook, Inc.
Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban areas. Today, Skyhook provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.
Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services.
With over 2.8 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in numerous countries, leading the way in way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap.
skobbler also facilitates the development of mobile application projects for third parties through market analysis, conceptualization, specification, development, and marketing and with its GeOS software enabling solution allows companies to realistically adopt the OpenStreetMap service as an alternative to current standards.
skobbler has extensive knowledge of server-based solutions with development expertise in iOS and Google Android.