Mexen’s Technology, the creators of the Navizon software announced today that they are releasing the API (Application Programming Interface) of the Navizon software. According to Mexen’s:
The API will make available the
positioning engine behind Navizon, allowing other applications to make use of
its dynamic geo-positioning network.
What does that mean for end users? Simply put, third party developers will be able to use the API for their own applications and make them Geo-aware. So we will probably see in the near features applications for mobile devices that will work differently depending on the location of the mobile device.
In addition to that they announced a couple of new features of the Navizon:
The Tracker allows members within a group to share their location with
other group members on an opt-in basis. This feature has been extremely
popular for businesses who want to track assets such as vehicles.
The Geotag allows members to post any information based upon a specific
geographic location. When other members will drive or walk nearby, they
will be notified of this post and the information it contains.