|By Business Wire||
|July 14, 2009 08:02 AM EDT||
Skyhook Wireless, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid positioning system XPS, today announced a partnership with French–based company Kijiten on its Where is My Android (WIMA) app.
WIMA provides a mobile phone geolocation system that allows users to follow in real time their lost or stolen mobile phone on Google Maps wherever they are, even if they can’t use the internet. Version 1.0 also permits the control of the phone from the company’s website: a user can make the phone automatically take photos and record sounds of its surrounding area.
Skyhook integration now permits WIMA users to track their device indoors (which is impossible with a basic GPS system) with a 10 or 20 meters accuracy. In this way, the user has a better chance of finding his or her phone, and this recovery occurs quickly.
“I’m very enthusiastic to announce our partnership with Skyhook Wireless,” said Daniel Cordier, CEO at Kijiten. “WIMA now using Skyhook XPS technology allows our customers to enjoy the best geolocation system on the mobile phone market. Even if it’s outside or indoors, you can track with a very high accuracy and give instructions to your phone from the internet.”
“WIMA is another example of an Android app that requires better positioning than that offered by the native Android platform,” said Kate Imbach, director of marketing and developer programs at Skyhook Wireless. “It is extremely important for an asset recovery app to provide accurate and fast location, as users rely on them for everyday business and personal use.”
Where is My Android can be downloaded today in the Android Marketplace. Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Android developers, available here: www.skyhookwireless.com/developers/sdk.php.
Kijiten is an international developer and publisher of software for mobile phones. Established in 2007, the company creates software for devices equipped with Android technology. In 2009, Kijiten launched WIMA, a geolocation application on Android with many features to remote control the mobile phone. Learn more about Kijiten at http://www.kijiten.com or send email to [email protected]
About Skyhook Wireless
Founded in 2003, Skyhook Wireless has pioneered the development of the first hybrid positioning system to fully leverage Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers delivering precise location data supporting the growing market for location-based services. Skyhook's hybrid positioning system XPS requires no new hardware, works indoors and outdoors, provides an instant location and is more accurate than current technologies in congested downtown areas. Skyhook Wireless is headquartered in Boston, MA, and is privately held. Investors include RRE Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Intel Capital and CommonAngels. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com, send email to [email protected] or call 617-314-9802.
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