Two New Kindle Fire Apps Leverage Skyhook Technology

June 26, 2012  - By
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Skyhook, a location information, context and intelligence company, has announced that two new Kindle Fire apps have integrated Skyhook to provide location services on this device. The applications include Happy Hour Finder and Scope. They join a list of other apps using Skyhook for location services on the Kindle Fire, including MapQuest, KAYAK, deCarta, and TweetCaster.

Happy Hour Finder is a local search app that shows the nearest bars and restaurants with discount happy hours. Scope is an aggregated social media app that organizes all of a person’s social networks in one place.

“"Location check-ins are a valuable piece of the complete social picture Scope provides of your friends' activity,"” said Anit Kumar, CEO of Scope. “"We knew we couldn'’t launch the app on Kindle Fire without location, and wanted to ensure all of our Android versions were the same, so Skyhook was necessary.”"

"Developers are increasingly concerned with Android fragmentation,"” said Maggie Taylor, marketing manager of Skyhook. "“Our system provides consistent location functionality and protects developers from this problem, so apps are built once and will work across the board.”"

Happy Hour Finder and Scope are both free and available today in the Amazon App store for download. Skyhook provides an SDK for developers across most platforms.

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