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Jun 18, 2008

NAVTEQ Announces Winners of Asia-Pacific Global LBS Challenge

The Asia-Pacific Winners of NAVTEQ's Global LBS Challenge were announced today. The Grand Prize goes to Joikusoft for its JoikuSpot. JoikuSpot is a free location-aware mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones into hotspots. Once installed on a phone, laptop, or internet tablet, the software establishes a wireless internet connections making the device its own hotspot. In addition to bragging rights, Joikusoft receives a prize package valued at $275,000, including $50,000 in cash.

The annual Global LBS Challenge, invites developers to build innovative location-enabled applications that work with mobile phones and/or wireless handheld devices using dynamic positioning technology and NAVTEQ map data.

(Picture courtesy Joikusoft)