Archive for July, 2009
Locle yesterday launched an upgrade to its location platform, presenting an API for web services which makes the entire web application available to 3rd parties through a set of standardised web interfaces.
Application developers that are planning to introduce location features to their own applications can now leverage the Locle system for their own benefit. It lets developers code their own front-end (be they desktop clients, web applications, mobile apps, gadgets/widgets, SMS or voice response services) to interact directly with the API.
As Sting sang: “If you love someone, set them free”. And so it is with Locle’s location-based mobile social application platform.
This is very similar to how the Twitter platform is revealed through the Twitter API, except Locle has a revenue system built into the API, with location-based advertising, promotions and coupons, in-app micropayments and wallet.
The Locle API comes with full Twitter, Facebook and OpenSocial integration; canvas app and gadget libraries in PHP; and, soon, native mobile app libraries for Java Mobile (J2ME), Blackberry, Symbian S60 and S80 editions 1, 2, 3 and 5, Windows Mobile 5 and 6, Palm OS, Palm Pre, Android, iPhone/iPod Touch.
The upgrade included a reworking of the Locle mobile website at http://m.locle.com.
Locle is one of the mobile apps selected for the public launch of Nokia’s Ovi App Store.
The Ovi Store only supports Locle’s Symbian S60 3rd edition version at the moment. However it is hoped that the store will expand its phone support to include versions of Locle designed for older Nokia operating handsets that use S60 1st and 2nd edition and S80 operating systems.