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Jul 22, 2009 6:07:00 PM

Skyhook Partners with I Parked Here and Near Here Apps for Ovi

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New Ovi Apps Integrate Skyhook for Improved Location

BOSTON, MA - July 22, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless®, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid location system XPS, today announced a partnership with two Ovi apps, I Parked Here and Near Here, by Staron.

I Parked Here will remember where you parked and provide turn by turn directions to return to your car.  It also provides a parking meter alarm feature, helping users avoid parking tickets. Near Here is a local search app with over 500 categories and subcategories to choose from, allowing users to find specific points of interest nearby.  For example, a user could search under the Shopping category, which then further breaks down into more specific interests such as Photography or Candles. 

"It is absolutely essential for our apps to have exact positioning," said Loughlin Spollen, Managing Director of Staron.  "Native location on Nokia is simply not satisfactory, we are proud to use Skyhook in our apps to provide our users with the best location possible."

"We are excited to announce these new partnerships with Ovi apps," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless.  "Developers are beginning to see the challenges with location on Symbian S60, and are eager to integrate Skyhook as many developers have on Android and Windows Mobile."

I Parked Here and Near Here can both be downloaded today in the Nokia Ovi Store for $2.99 each.