[Geowanking] mobile phone tracking services in US & UK?
mnl at well.com
Wed Jul 14 22:17:16 PDT 2004
Mike Liebhold wrote:
> I have heard, or seen, tangential mentions but no real confirmations
> that Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Orange, and T-mobile, and maybe others
> all offer location coordinates to applications. Can any one confirm
> any or all of this with pointers to carrier developer or partner
> support web sites for technical details and/or pricing?
If anyone is interested, I googled a bit today, and found these:
Bell Canada has announced their 'My Finder
Service returning location info to users' handsets.
Sprint has signed separate alliances with Microsoft
<http://www.microsoft.com/mappoint/mls/sprint.mspx>, and IBM
<http://www.sprint.com/sprint/strategicalliances/ibm.html> to provide
location services infrastructure including location coordinates as part
of their Busines Mobility Framework" [.pdf].
Location middleware provider Webraska
<http://www.webraska.com/Products/>, is helping set up services for
many carriers including Orange, O2, Vodafone, Telecom Italia Mobile,
Bell Mobility, and Sensis (Telstra Group, Australia.)
While Skymo <http://www.skymo.com/Location/> is offering location
services on O2, Vodafone, Orange, and TMobile for 10-13p. per location
Yes, I know.some of these overlap and are tangential to my original
questions. I'm still looking for more nitty gritty developer stuff &
pricing for coordinates, and hoping that someone here knows more about
carrier location coordinate services.
> Many thanks!
> Mike Liebhold
> affiliate researcher Institute for the Future <http://www.iftf.org>
> geospatial weblog: Starhill Index <http://www.starhill.us>
> Allen Smith wrote:
>>There are a couple of companies that are trying to commercialize this
>>kind of service. Check out http://www.uLocate.com
>>I wrote the J2ME code that sends the location info from the phones to
>>their server. Currently only Nextel has opened up the three elements
>>neccessary to do this kind of service: 1) internet data service, 2)
>>ability to load a Java or Brew app on to the phone, 3) a GPS chipset
>>that a app can access
>>Allen at gadgeteer.org
>>Track my cell phone in real time
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