Rummble Integrates Skyhook Wireless for Contextual Location Information

Dec 7, 2009   

Posted by Skyhook Wireless

Lat. 42.351994 Long. -71.047663

Skyhook provides fast and accurate location on the Windows Mobile app

BOSTON, MA - December 7, 2009 - Rummble announced today that is has chosen Skyhook Wireless® to power location information on its new Windows Phone app.  The app will use Skyhook Wireless' patented Wi-Fi location positioning system to help users fast and accurately discover nearby places.

Rummble is the easiest way to find people and places nearby you love. Using data-mining of Twitter and other services, Rummble is a real-time recommendations platform. It allows people to easily rate, share and review any location or point of interest in the world, quickly giving personalized and real-time local results, learning your tastes as it goes. You can see what is happening nearby in specific venues, then check-in and notify your group of friends via Twitter, Facebook, SMS or email.

"Finding a reliable location service was an integral part of making Rummble for Windows an addictive app," said Andrew J Scott, founder and CEO of Rummble. "Skyhook Wireless solves the problem of location accuracy with speed.  For a good user experience, Skyhook is essential."

"Rummble is a unique app in the Windows Mobile Marketplace, and requires exact positioning to help users find the best local spots and avoid the duds," said Kate Imbach, vice president of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "More and more Windows Mobile apps are turning to Skyhook to meet their needs for improving the accuracy and speed of location on the platform."

Rummble can be downloaded for free today in the Windows Mobile Marketplace.  Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Windows Mobile developers, available here: 

Download the Precision Location SDK

variety_shot-3

Topics: Press Releases