Opens location API to developers
WaveMarket, a provider of mobile location-based platforms and applications, said that T-Mobile USA has joined the Veriplace Cloud Location Platform initiative, which provides access to location infrastructure to more than 1,000 third party developers using the Veriplace Location platform.
The platform offers access to location information from T-Mobile smartphones and feature phones, including Android-powered handsets, including Android-powered handsets, WaveMarket said.
According to WaveMarket, the Veriplace Location Aggregation Platform, which supports location access to all Sprint and AT&T handsets, enables a way for web, mobile web, SMS, voice applications, and mobile applications to locate feature phones and smartphones across multiple carriers via Veriplace’s direct connections into major wireless carrier networks in the US.
Developer applications and services built on Veriplace can locate devices across multiple carriers with a single API that eliminates the complexity of various location technologies, networks and devices. In addition, Veriplace empowers customers by providing them controls for safeguarding their privacy and security, the company claims.
Ray Froelich, director of product development at T-Mobile, said: We’re pleased to provide innovative, secure solutions for our customers to stay connected with family and friends through location-aware services. Joining this initiative empowers developers with opportunities to deliver inventive mobile communications solutions to our customers.