Aloqa Integrates Skyhook Wireless For Location Information
Skyhook Provides Aloqa Mobile Application with Fast, Accurate Location Data
09.01.2009 – Palo Alto, CA, and Boston, MA --- Aloqa and Skyhook Wireless today
announced that the companies have teamed up to power location information on
Aloqa’s mobile application. Skyhook Wireless’ patented Wi-Fi positioning system
and hybrid positioning system XPS will be integrated with the Aloqa application in
order to provide the location of friends and favorite places nearby.
The Aloqa application proactively notifies the user of places, events or friends in
close proximity using their preferences and social network relationships. Aloqa
users get real time alerts of dynamically changing content around them like movies,
concerts, and when Facebook friends are nearby. The beta version of Aloqa is now
available in the U.S. and Germany on Android and the Blackberry Curve 8900 and
Blackberry Bold 9000, with other platforms launching in the near future.
"Skyhook's location platform enables our users to get fast, accurate and energy-
efficient location information, which is key to Aloqa's user experience,” said Sanjeev
Agrawal, CEO of Aloqa.
“More and more leading Android apps are turning to Skyhook,” said Kate Imbach,
director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. “The best apps require quality location.
Developers can only get the location performance consumers now demand from
Aloqa can be downloaded for free today in the Android Marketplace and on the
Blackberry 8900 and 9000 by going to http://www.aloqa.com. Skyhook Wireless
offers a publicly available SDK for Android developers, available here:
Aloqa is the first company in the world to integrate location and context relevant
"push" with social networking and the physical world on mobile devices. Aloqa’s
application for mobile phones pushes notifications in real-ti