Gothenburg, Sweden, April 22, 2009. The Swedish software company Idevio announce today that Ericsson Mobile Maps, a new service from the world leading telecom supplier Ericsson, is powered by map technology from Idevio.
Ericsson Research has selected Idevio's map technology for their new developer tool, Ericsson Mobile Maps, available for download at the recently launched portal Ericsson Labs. Ericsson Labs is a concept for open innovation where Ericsson provides both users and developers the opportunity to interact and play with new ideas and prototypes.
The Mobile Maps toolkit, is based on Idevio's patented map technology RaveGeo and is already in use in exciting apps such as the PhotoCaching game. The toolkit is easy to work with and plays well with phones with support for Java ME.
Ericsson Mobile Maps powered by Idevio enables developers to build rich mobile applications with an integrated map display and functionalities such as dynamic zoom, pan, address search and directions. The map technology used for the Mobile Maps is the same as utilized in Locago, Idevio's open mobile map service, with more than 600 000 users throughout the world.
"We are very proud to be chosen by Ericsson Research for this exciting project. Ericsson is clearly the technology leader in their field and they understand the importance of efficient methods of compression and streaming of map data. We have worked with Ericsson for many years in defense related projects and it's of course very rewarding to see our technology being deployed also in the civilian segment" says Patric Nordström, CEO at Idevio AB.
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 175 countries utilize the network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through Ericsson's systems. For more information:
Ericsson Research performs research through cooperation with partners, customers, universities and research institutes around the world, as well as within the global Ericsson organization.
Ericsson Labs is an Ericsson initiative for open innovation. It is a portal with applications, tools and resources published by Ericsson and selected partners. For more information:
Idevio delivers mapping, geocoding and routing software based on RaveGeo, the award-winning compression and streaming technology. Tools from Idevio empower defense, mobile and internet applications on everything from workstations to hand-held devices. Locago, owned and developed by Idevio, is a free mobile map service that uses the map for displaying other content.
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Contact person: Patric Nordström, CEO, Idevio AB
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