Verizon launches toolkit for location app developers

It's opening up its network for location-based apps

Verizon Wireless took more steps Tuesday toward opening its network for location-based applications by releasing a software developer kit (SDK).

Verizon said it began making NavBuilderInside (NBI) SDK available today to the Verizon Developer Community. Developers can register to join the group on Verizon's Web site.

With the SDK, developers have a simple way to add interactive location, mapping and other location-based services to their third-party applications across multiple device platforms. The platforms include Android , BlackBerry, Brew and Windows Mobile.

The advantage of embedding the location information into an application is that Verizon Wireless device users don't need to leave an application to take advantage the location capability, Verizon said in a statement.

For example, MapKit inside the SDK provides an interface for embedding maps, local search and directions directly into apps. LocationKit in the SDK enables location positioning for apps that use standalone GPS or location positioning data.

In a separate announcement, LOC-AID, a location-based service provider, said it was picked as a location-as-a-service network enabler for Verizon and provides an API for developers to use when connecting to the Verizon network.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags mobiletelecommunicationMobile and WirelessMobile Apps and ServicesVerizon WirelessApp Development

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Hamblen

Computerworld (US)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?