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NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge Winners Announced

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge Winners Announced Reply with quote

Navteq LBSOne company harnessing the current Location Base Services (LBS)phenomenon is mapping company Navteq. Continuing their series of Navteq Global LBS Challenges (which PocketGPSWorld.com have been proud to be associated with), they have announced their Americas grand prize winner and three runners-up at an awards ceremony at the CTIA Wireless 2008 Show, Las Vegas.

The Navteq Global LBS Challenge is a developer program created to encourage application developers to build innovative location based services that work with mobile and wireless devices using dynamic positioning technology and Navteq maps.

None of the entrants traded before the competition.

Ten 23 is the Grand Prize Winner receiving a prize package valued at $525,000, including $50,000 in cash, $225,000 in Navteq data licenses and up to $250,000 in sponsor-donated licenses. Ten 23’s solution, SpotJots, is a location-based social blogging application that allows users to a upload their stories, reviews, pictures, video, audio and documents to their personal SpotJots blog, where the content can be associated with relevant location information and shared with others.

Three runners-up were also announced: First Runner-up, Mediated Spaces; Second Runner-up, HeyWhatsThat; and Third Runner-up, America’s Emergency Network. Each runner-up received $10,000 in cash along with data licenses valued at $400,000.

Mediated Spaces’ solution, The WildLab, enables citizen scientists such as birdwatchers to collect real-time information such as location, time and the species sighted on their mobile devices.

HeyWhatsThat’s solution, HeyWhatsThat, provides detailed information about the mountains and peaks around the user such as mountain names, elevations, contours and view-sheds – all through the user’s mobile device.

America's Emergency Network’s solution, AEN Mobile, alerts users about natural or man-made disasters within range of their devices by tapping into the AEN Central Database of emergency bulletins.
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