Sprint's XOHM WiMAX mobile broadband customers can have
information customized for their locations and personalized to their needs with
new Sprint ecosystem agreements for location based services.
Unique location and personalization capabilities will
customize information for the user at home, at work or places in between. The
location-enabled mobile experience will span a range of devices such as
laptops, mobile Internet devices, media players, cameras and car navigation.
XOHM is enabling web services application programming interfaces (APIs) so a
broad collection of service developers and device partners can use location to
offer increased utility for XOHM members.
Location-based content from leading brands include
uLocate Communications,the primary partner in building
XOHM's location enabled mobile experience,
is providing its WHERE platform and leading friend finding application Buddy Beacon to connect XOHM
customers with their favorite people, places and things. Through WHERE, XOHM users
will have access to local information including restaurant reviews, news, events,
weather and much more. Select launch
partners on the WHERE platform include Yelp, Eventful, Topix, NAVTEQ and
Yelp provides local business reviews, provides relevant user
reviews and ratings for anything local, from restaurants to doctors and more. The reviews can be searched and sorted
by category or shown in a map view, with access to Yelp.com for details on any of the three million local reviews.
Eventful Inc. will provide users with listings of local
events displayed in a map view. Customers can select sub-categories of
interest, search for events and click through to Eventful.com to get more event
information and purchase tickets.
NAVTEQ. will offer XOHM customers NAVTEQ Trafficreal-time
local traffic and commuter updates with
links to the Traffic.com Web site for additional detailed construction, incident and drive time
AccuWeather, will provide three-day forecasts based on
users' current locations. An easy link to
AccuWeather.com mobile Web site gives more forecast
details,radar/satellite images, and more.
Google will contribute industry-leading
Local Search capability along with additional features and functionality from
Openwave Systems ill provide the location platform that enables XOHM
partners to use location to provide
Autodesk will provide a
standards-based interface and geospatial services, such as addresses, ZIP code and city/state
information, to enhance location within the XOHM network.