Skyhook Wireless Delivers Upgraded Location SDK

Skyhook Wireless Delivers Upgraded Location SDK

Skyhook Wireless, provider of the Wi-Fi Positioning System, announced an upgrade to the Skyhook Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK now includes location-targeted advertising to provide mobile application developers with a built-in revenue source. Skyhook also has expanded the functionality of the SDK, adding Virtual GPS to ease WPS development, and flexible new deployment modes that optimize the WPS for any type of LBS application.

 Distribution and revenue models for mobile applications are ambiguous, and application developers struggle to monetize their applications. Responding to these challenges, Skyhook has integrated highly targeted location-based advertising from Quattro Wireless an industry leader in bringing content creators, advertisers, and wireless operators together to cultivate opportunities in the mobile Web space into the upgraded Skyhook SDK. When developers implement WPS location, they can immediately start generating revenue via location-based ads embedded in their mobile applications. The Skyhook SDK with ads from Quattro Wireless is available now.

 Developing mobile applications across fragmented platforms and devices can be time consuming and expensive. Virtual GPS, a new feature of the Skyhook SDK, simplifies the implementation of WPS into applications already supporting GPS. Developers of GPS-enabled applications can simply plug into the WPS engine using the NMEA standard interface with no additional code changes.

 The upgraded Skyhook SDK allows for WPS customization based on the specific needs of various LBS applications that access location technology in different ways. Developers can choose the Push-to-Fix deployment mode for on-demand location, or Continuous Scanning mode for navigation and other applications that require constant location awareness. Developers also now can choose WPS Tiling mode as an efficient way to provide autonomous WPS location.

 The Skyhook SDK supports Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Mobile 5 and 6, Mac OS X, Symbian S60, and various Linux platforms. WPS coverage includes more than 40 million access points across North America, Europe, and Asia. Developers can download the SDK today at


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