Telmap once again proves its technological leadership in enhancing mobile location services
London, 11th November 2009: Telmap, the world leader in mobile location solutions, today announces the availability of two new patented technologies, which will improve the application design process for developers and search experience. The approval of these patents proves once again that Telmap is at the forefront of location related innovation.
The first patent exclusively makes native mobile operating systems’ functions accessible for mobile application developers. Native functions are those that are unique to a specific mobile operating system, such as Windows Mobile, Symbian, BREW, etc. Previously, developers using platform-independent programming languages were unable to embed native functions into their applications because access to the native functions was often not supported by the programming languages’ standard APIs. This meant that an application could not be written entirely in the platform-independent programming language. Telmap’s patented technology resolves this access problem so now the native functions are accessible to developers using such programming languages, enabling mobile applications that provide a richer user experience and enhanced features and capabilities that can be designed more easily and quickly, across different operating systems.
The second patented technology is a geometry-based search engine, which uses an algorithm to optimize search engines for navigation systems. It is specifically designed to improve the mobile navigation search-related experience, whereby the results of a search query automatically provides associated information to the user. For example, a user can enter a query as free text then receive a number of location-related informational options, such as the requested map location or recommended driving routes. This new technology minimizes the amount of input the user should enter while also increasing the tolerance to spelling mistakes and data entry errors. It also makes the integration of many data layers (i.e., search for streets, cities, parks, Points of Interest etc.) possible, and enables the user to search for a location, based on its proximity to another location.
These two patents, integrated into Telmap’s solution, reinforce Telmap’s commitment to expand industry openness by providing tools for both developers and end-users; tools that will make the development and usage of location-based application and services seamless, smooth and as intuitive as possible.
“These new patented innovations once again prove Telmap’s technological leadership and its significant role in advancing navigation as well as other location based applications, making them more accessible and useful to the end-user.” said Telmap’s CEO Oren Nissim. “It is another step in our journey to leverage the unique attributes of mobile devices to develop services and experiences that best serve people while on the go.”
Mobile Device with Local Server: United States Patent number: US 7,568,203 B2
Geometry-based Search Engine for Navigation Systems: United States Patent number: US 7,574,428 B2