Sprint Open Location Platform and uLocate

Network-based location is here!

Through the Sprint Open Location Platform, network-based location has been made available through WHERE by uLocate, 1 of 2 initial aggregators.  Here's the Sprint press release and the uLocate post.

This service is related to Sprint's previous Business Mobility Framework (BMF), but includes much broader access for third party developers.

In 2008, we saw location arrive on smart-phones (Apple iPhone, Google Android G1, and Blackberries powered by GPS/CellID/Wifi).  In 2009, it would not be surprising if we see some further announcements from other carriers besides Sprint.   After nearly 10 years of hype in location-based services, the year of LBS can be said to be finally arriving.

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