imov Messenger Adds Skyhook for Location
Universal Instant Messaging app for Windows Mobile enables location sharing with Skyhook
BOSTON, MA - April 30, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid location system XPS, and mov Software, creators of the imov Messenger application, today announced integration of Skyhook for location-aware instant messaging.
imov Messenger is an easy to use IM aggregator application for Windows Mobile. The application brings together GoogleTalk, AOL, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber/XMPP instant messaging applications. With the addition of location from Skyhook Wireless, imov users will now be able to share their current location within their instant messages.
"The ability to quickly and easily share location is a differentiator for iMov Messenger," said Stephen Pendleton, owner of mov Software. "Other Windows Mobile social networking applications require users to manually enter location or rely on GPS which may not exist on the client device. Using Skyhook gives us excellent location performance and sets our app apart."
"Developers across all mobile platforms are turning to Skyhook to offer iPhone-quality location within their apps," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "Skyhook has become a requirement for developers who want to offer users a high-quality experience with their location-aware apps."
imov Messenger can be downloaded today here: http://www.movsoftware.com/products/imov/imov.htm.
Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Windows Mobile and 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 mov Software
mov Software focuses on combining XMPP messaging with location based services on the Windows Mobile and Android mobile platforms. For more information on mov Software's products and services please visit www.movsoftware.com or email email@example.com.
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