deCarta's Geospatial Platform Provides bada Developers Easy Access to Sophisticated Geospatial Services
The agreement between Samsung and deCarta was announced by both companies at the Samsung bada launch ceremony in London.
Under the agreement, application developers on the Samsung bada platform will have access to deCarta's simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that invoke a complete set of geospatial services such as maps, mobile local search, vehicle and pedestrian routing, geocoding and reverse geocoding with minimal development time. These services are built on deCarta's high-volume Hosted Web Services (HWS) geospatial platform. Developers can take advantage of a carrier-grade hosting environment to provide outstanding reliability and uptime. These services will be provided at no cost to developers.
"deCarta is excited to be providing the location component of Samsung's bada eco-system," said J. Kim Fennell, President and CEO of deCarta. "Because deCarta's technology simplifies the task of integrating maps and location-based search into applications, developers can build even more compelling applications, and Samsung customers will benefit from a new class of location-enabled applications."
Dr Ho Soo Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Medial Solution Center at Samsung Electronics said, "We are proud to partner with deCarta - the premier independent LBS platform - to enable developers to create world class location-enabled applications. LBS is now one of the fastest growing sectors in mobile applications and we believe it is a vital component for bada."
The bada platform will be available for developers from December 2009. bada developers can visit developer.bada.com to get access to all the development tools and support.