LifeAware Adds Skyhook Location to Android App
Android Developer Challenge winning app uses Skyhook for location
BOSTON, MA - May 27, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless®, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid location system XPS, today announced an integration with LifeAware, the leading Android family and friend finding app.
LifeAware utilizes location information to facilitate location awareness between family members and friends. It increases your awareness of the whereabouts of your family and friends by updating maps accessible on your mobile handset and the web. Safety features of the application allow you to receive automatic alerts when a family member enters or leaves a fully customizable geographical zone, or send your location to anyone, even individuals whom are not LifeAware members so that they can find you. Geo-tagging capabilities allow you to mark any location and let LifeAware guide you back to it later.
"Due to the nature of the LifeAware application, it is critical that a user's location be captured quickly and accurately," said Gregory Moore, founder and CEO of LifeAware. "Skyhook Wireless provides location performance and accuracy that is not available with the current Android API, especially indoors."
"There are thousands of location aware mobile apps available today, and they all require fast and accurate location," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing and developer programs at Skyhook Wireless. "Where native platforms like Android don't offer reliable location, developers are turning more and more to Skyhook."
LifeAware can be downloaded today in the Android Marketplace. Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Android developers, available here: http://www.skyhookwireless.com/location-technology/sdk.php.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-314-9802.About LifeAware
Founded in 2008, LifeAware LLC is a Kansas City based startup with the vision of revolutionizing the way people use mobile phones in order to stay in touch with their family and friends. LifeAware was honored to be selected as one of the Top 50 applications in the Android Developer Challenge I. LifeAware has been designed with enhanced privacy controls and safety features for end users. Location sharing can easily be turned on or off at any time on a friend-by-friend basis or for all friends at once. For more information, visit the LifeAware website at www.lifeaware.net or send an email to email@example.com.
Phone: (978) 649-7189