Tag: gps

JAMNAV launches API to allow developers to tap into Geospatial Data
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JAMNAV launches API to allow developers to tap into Geospatial Data

JAMNAV is a service by Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), at the University of the West Indies. It provides a GPS navigation map for Jamaica which allows users street-level, voice-assisted, turn-by-turn navigation from a start point to any local destination. Thier primary product is the sale of Jamaica's location data to GARMIN devices but recently JAMNAV has launched their API. An API or application programming interface allows software develops to tap into JAMNAV's location data and use this data in their own creations. This can range from mobile apps to enterprise level software solutions. The service requires a licensing fee of US$17 a month or US$200 a year. There is then a fee per data request depending on the desired tier. The licensing fee plus data request fee seems a litt...
AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone
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AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone

No sooner had I written my article on AT&T’s ten million (10,000,000) strong push into M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications by the end of the first Quarter of 2011 than I got wind of news that AT&T is on the prowl again! This time it’s ShopAlerts ! That’s right folks: advertising is coming smartphone near you! Specifically got those of you faithful, long sufferin’ AT&T customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco! Bit too much excitement here…….. And unlike FaceBook Places, the Google Latitude and FourSquare competitor, you can actually opt out – after having opted in and realizing SMS (Short Messaging Service) spam is not to your liking. This is a great deal however, as it means be which Telecoms Provider can subsidize the cost of a smartphone, if t...