Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Samsung and NAVTEQ map out the future.

On Sunday 14 February NAVTEQ revealed the EMEA winners for the LBS Challenge at an awards ceremony in Barcelona. NAVTEQ announced that Mobilizy is the Grand Prize Winner of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) edition the competition. Austrian-based Mobilizy Gmbh won with their mobile LBS application, Wikitude Drive, which is a turn-by-turn navigation system based on NAVTEQ® maps that utilizes an augmented reality camera mode and text-to-speech instructions. Mobilizy was the top winner over eleven other finalists who were each evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of executives from leading wireless and technology companies. For more information, please visit the NN4D Blog

For the second consecutive year Samsung has teamed up with NAVTEQ to be a device sponsor in the annual NAVTEQ LB Challenge. This means that eligible challenge entries will receive the Samsung Omnia II (I8000) and software tools to enable the development of location-based services (LBS) applications. This is a perfect device for LBS applications, featuring an onboard A-GPS chip and a stunning AMOLED touch display with a 480x800 screen resolution. Using the Omnia II as your target device is the ideal way to showcase your winning application. For more information, please visit the NN4D Blog.

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