This out of LocationLabs (was Wavemarket) today, a new Location-as-a-Service Platform today, providing location APIs for developers to build next-generation location features in their applications.
The Location Labs Platform includes the following services for developers:
· Geofencing Service: Allows developers to leverage background processing on smart phones to create location-based triggers for their applications. For example, developers can create a Geofence around a favorite place and automatically “check-in” subscribers when they enter the place.
· Universal Location Service: Allows developers to locate over 180M devices in real time through a cloud-based API. There is no download required for the end user, and the service can locate ALL types of devices: both smartphones and non-smartphones.
· Location Privacy Service: Provides developers a simple set of user interface widgets that lets users control how their location is shared, offering end-user control and transparency in sharing location. The Location Labs Privacy Service lets users opt-in or out of location sharing via SMS, mobile web, or even a web portal. Leverages industry-standard OAuth for easy integration.