BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at Mobile World Congress 2011 Skyhook, the world leader in location positioning, context and intelligence, announced a license and distribution agreement with Intel to make Skyhook’s Core Engine hybrid location platform available to the Intel AppUpSM center through the Intel AppUp developer program.
Skyhook's software-only location system determines precise device location quickly and accurately by synthesizing data from Wi-Fi access points, GPS satellites and cell towers using advanced hybrid positioning algorithms. Intel will enable Skyhook’s software to deliver advanced positioning capabilities for app developers creating applications for Windows and MeeGo-based devices.
“Intel has shown great leadership in driving the growth of mobile computing and we’re excited to play a part in helping them to continue their efforts,” said Michael Shean, founder and senior vice president, business development, Skyhook. “Intel AppUp center is becoming a big part of the rapidly growing consumer app market and we’re looking forward to working with Intel to enable location-based capabilities on a broad range of Intel-based platforms.”
“Fast, reliable and accurate location positioning has become a required capability for mobile devices, applications and services,” said Christos Georgiopoulos, general manager, Developer Relations Division, Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation. “Adding location-based capabilities to the Intel AppUp developer program provides our developer community with the opportunity to offer consumers exciting applications through the Intel AppUp center.”
About Skyhook Wireless
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's Core Engine provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.