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Sep 9, 2009 4:00:00 PM

Skyhook Powers Location on SIM Checker Security App for Android

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Android Network Awards-Nominated App Uses Skyhook to Improve Likelihood of Stolen Mobile Device Recovery

BOSTON, MA - September 9, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless®, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid positioning system XPS, today announced a partnership with SIM Checker, a security asset recovery app for Android.

SIM Checker is an application that helps recover stolen Android devices. SIM Checker users set a phone number and email address to which SIM Checker will send alerts if a different SIM card is installed in the device.  These alerts contain the location of the stolen device. The app was among five other apps nominated for Best Security App in the Android Network Awards last month.

"Without the addition of Skyhook technology our users would not have such a high success rate with locating lost devices," said Luca Sagaria, developer of SIM Checker.  "Exact positioning is essential in the device recovery process."

"Security apps for mobile devices require precise location data," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless.  "The extra time and lack of accuracy that the native Android location platform offers diminishes the chances of stolen device phone."

SIM Checker can be downloaded for free today in the Android Marketplace.  Find out more at