Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sprint Offers App Developers Java-based Access to Location-based Services

Sprint will provide access to tools to let developers quickly create location-based services (LBS) applications and advanced messaging applications. In addition, three additional location aggregation providers, Alcatel-Lucent, LOC-AID and Useful Networks, will help developers create new location-based services for Sprint customers. Sprint launched its open location platform in December with Veriplace and WHERE.

Sprint plans to hold its ninth annual Application Developer Conference in October in Santa Clara, California.

"We want developers to have the tools they need to create useful, engaging and exciting applications for our customers -- whether they're for individuals and families or small business and enterprise customers," said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of Product and Technology Development for Sprint. "The Sprint Developer Sandbox and new location platform enablers bring tools from outside Sprint into our open Application Developer Program to allow more innovation than developers have in other closed communities."