NAVTEQ Announces the Winners of the 2009 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge(R) for the Asia-Pacific Region
NAVITIME wins the Grand Prize of the LBS application developer competition
NAVITIME’s winning application, also called NAVITIME, is a point-to-point route search and navigation service that uses any major transportation method – walking, driving, trains and subway, buses, taxis and airlines – to get users to their destination.
The three runners-up also selected by the judging panel include:
- tenCube (Enterprise): WaveSecure helps users to remotely track down the geographical location of their lost phone and lock down, back-up and remotely wipe out copy of their personal data to protect their privacy.
- urban team (Entertainment): FastFoot-Challenge delivers an exciting GPS multiplayer game where, through the use of their mobile devices they can transform any park, forest, even cities into their playing field.
- Yoose/Fox Mobile Distribution (Entertainment): YLIB-J2ME Edition is a location-based global couponing application that allows users to win coupons from businesses based on their location while playing a game or using a mobile social network on their mobile phone.
The Grand Prize Winner is receiving in total over
Now in its sixth year, the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is the premier event in the location-based services (LBS) industry, inviting application developers to build innovative applications for mobile devices using dynamic positioning technology and NAVTEQ(R) maps. It is a world-wide competition conducted by NAVTEQ Network for Developers(TM) (NN4D), NAVTEQ’s global community and support program for LBS developers and business partners.
“The wealth of highly-skilled developers located in the
The winners were selected based on commercial feasibility, functionality, ease of use and design of the applications and the finalists’ ability to make an effective pitch to the individual expert judges. The distinguished panel of judges included executives from Arc Worldwide, ASUS, BDA Connect, deCarta, Garmin, HTC, IBM, ITRI, Nokia, Samsung, SingTel, and Sony Ericsson.
“deCarta has been sponsoring the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge since its inception six years ago. We have had the privilege to see this competition grow in size and recognition along with the interest among handset manufacturers, operators, investors and the global developer community. The LBS Challenge gives us as the leading geospatial platform provider a fantastic look at what developers are capable of,” says
“Location-based services are finally taking off on a broad scale in mobile. With an increased number of GPS-enabled handsets on the market, Forum Nokia wants to actively help stimulate the development of new LBS applications,” says
“We’ve seen quality applications across all categories, from security and gaming, to business and travel. The breadth and creativity of the applications showcased in the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is a clear signal to everyone that LBS is a crucial part of our industry and that there is an impressive amount of innovation occurring in this area,” says
“As a first time judge of the LBS Challenge, it was really interesting to see how map data and various location content can fuel a new era of mobile applications, both location-aware and contextually relevant in time and place for the mobile user,” commented
You will be able to watch a video recording of the LBS Challenge APAC Awards Ceremony at www.LBSChallenge.com.
About the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge
First launched in 2003, the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is focused on driving the development and visibility of innovative navigation solutions for wireless devices. From wireless business applications to sports, travel and security, integrating the accuracy and richness of NAVTEQ digital map data facilitates the timely evolution of the next wave of LBS. Over 32% of past semifinalists have gone on to receive venture capital funding or launch commercially-distributed applications. For more information on this year’s competition, go to www.LBSChallenge.com.
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