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NAVTEQ LBS Challenge

On behalf of our Platinum Sponsor, NAVTEQ welcomes you to explore the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge. In this section, you will find out:

About the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge: LBSChallenge.com

First launched in 2003, the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge is focused on driving the development and visibility of innovative location-based solutions (LBS) for wireless devices. The Global LBS Challenge has become the premier event in the wireless industry and a global symbol of LBS innovation and opportunity. From business applications to sports, travel and security, integrating the accuracy and richness of NAVTEQ digital map data facilitates the discovery of the next wave of LBS using dynamic positioning technology.

Winners are chosen by a panel of distinguished judges in each of five regions, including EMEA, North America, India, South America, and APAC. Since the launch of the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge, over 32% of the finalist companies have gone on to receive venture capital funding or launched commercially-distributed applications, many on major wireless carriers.

The prize pool and sponsors

Prize pool for 2010 hits a record $10 million USD with the support of our sponsors.

Our sponsors for the 2010 Global LBS Challenge come from critical parts of the value chain, offering location developers leading geospatial platform support, testing services, license management and mobile payment services.

Global

Bing, BlackBerry, deCarta, DeviceAnywhere, Digital Globe, Intel Moblin, Samsung and Tanla

Regional

AtlasCT, Alcatel-Lucent, and Telefonica

Global Award

Imagination Technologies and Mobile Distillery

Media

GPS Business News and The Code Project

Meet the Finalists Selected for North America

Cell Storm Mobile : Cell Storm
Category: Advertising

Cypress Solutions Inc. : VUE
Category: Routing and Fleet Management

Razavi : Search Party
Category: Entertainment and Leisure

Spriv : Secure Internet and POS transactions via LBS/Fraud Identity
Category: Enterprise

Smart Stamp : Mobile 2014: GPS VOTING AUTHENTICATION
Category: Content

SachManya LLC : 360News
Category: Content

3D Arts : Hile Arcade
Category: Social Networking

Tracker : MyWay Outdoor Fitness
Category: Sport Outdoor Activity

ZOS Communications, LLC : Amber Alert
Category: Content

SPIME Inc. : Map Man Solution
Category: Navigation

Cutlass : Citizen 311/FYI
Category: Community Action / Geotagging

Nobex Technologies Inc. : Nobex Radio Companion
Category: Entertainment and Leisure

Remaining regional dates for 2010 competition

  • North America
    Semifinal Judging: February 24-25, 2010
    Final Judging & Awards Ceremony: March 30, 2010
  • India
    Semifinal Judging: March 10-11, 2010
    Final Judging & Awards Ceremony: April 29, 2010
  • South America
    Submissions Deadline: March 26, 2010
    Semifinal Judging: April 28-29, 2010
    Finals Judging: May 26, 2010
    Award Ceremony: May 27, 2010
  • APAC
    Registration Deadline: March 5, 2010
    Submissions Deadline: April 9, 2010
    Semifinal Judging: May 12-13, 2010
    Final Judging & Awards Ceremony: June 14, 2010

Winners for the EMEA Region

  • Grand Prize Winner: Mobilizy, Austrian — Wikitude Drive, which is a turn-by-turn navigation system based on NAVTEQ¨ maps that utilizes an augmented reality camera mode and text-to-speech instructions.
  • First Runner-Up: Mobitee, France — Mobitee is a GPS golf assistant that allows you to find the nearest golf course, follow route guidance via NAVTEQ maps, know the distance to each green and calculate your score.
  • Second Runner-Up: M2Mobi, The Netherlands — Nulaz is a social information source that allows you to see where people, places and events are located around you.

Join NAVTEQ Network For Developers

Join NN4D and connect with the professionals, technical resources and support, and take advantage of opportunities to market location-aware apps on the web, mobile phones and wireless devices. Members of NN4D can download NAVTEQ map data and APIs available for popular platforms, OS's and devices. In addition, members find new ways to enrich apps with location content, POI info, geocoding and routing info for quality. Membership is free. Join today.