Rummble Integrates Skyhook Wireless for Location Information
Skyhook provides fast and accurate location on the Windows Mobile app
BOSTON, MA - December 7, 2009 - Rummble announced today that is has chosen Skyhook Wireless® to power location information on its new Windows Phone app. The app will use Skyhook Wireless' patented Wi-Fi positioning system to help users fast and accurately discover nearby places.
Rummble is the easiest way to find people and places nearby you love. Using data-mining of Twitter and other services, Rummble is a real-time recommendations platform. It allows people to easily rate, share and review any location or point of interest in the world, quickly giving personalized and real-time local results, learning your tastes as it goes. You can see what is happening nearby in specific venues, then check-in and notify your group of friends via Twitter, Facebook, SMS or email.
"Finding a reliable location service was an integral part of making Rummble for Windows an addictive app," said Andrew J Scott, founder and CEO of Rummble. "Skyhook Wireless solves the problem of location accuracy with speed. For a good user experience, Skyhook is essential."
"Rummble is a unique app in the Windows Mobile Marketplace, and requires exact positioning to help users find the best local spots and avoid the duds," said Kate Imbach, vice president of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "More and more Windows Mobile apps are turning to Skyhook to meet their needs for improving the accuracy and speed of location on the platform."
Rummble can be downloaded for free today in the Windows Mobile Marketplace. Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Windows Mobile developers, available here: 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 email@example.com or call 617-314-9802.About Rummble
Rummble makes it easy to find people and places nearby you'll love. Rummbles enables users to find personalized recommendations for a location very quickly. Instead of a traditional search, Rummble uses an algorithm that creates a personal 'trust network' for each user by calculating who they trust for different types of content. Find more information on Rummble's blog http://blog.rummble.com or follow them on Twitter @Rummble or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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