Posted by Skyhook Wireless
App in the Popular Finance Category uses Skyhook for Improved Location
BOSTON, MA - August 26, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless®, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid positioning system XPS, today announced a partnership with TIE Your Money, a personal financial management app for Android.
TIE tags the locations of users' financial transactions. Consumers are now relying on mobile banking applications to keep track of their finances, and the ability to capture precisely where transactions were made is invaluable. By integrating TIE's financial management features with location, it helps users manage their money more closely and in a more organized fashion.
"Being able to provide our users with an always precise location is of paramount importance for the application, a task that involves a great deal of battery consumption and time using Android's native capabilities," said Juan Trujillo, lead developer of the TIE Your Money app. "Skyhook's capabilities definitely reduced both battery and time impact, allowing us to offer better performance and precision. We found Skyhook's positioning software the fastest and easiest way to get an exact location result in an Android application."
"Banking is one of the hottest new areas in mobile," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless. "Location is a crucial element to these apps that makes managing finances even easier."