T-Mobile and deCarta have announced a strategic partnership agreement to deliver an advanced set of LBS (Location-based Service) offerings.
T-Mobile will roll out the services in Q4, 2009 according to the local needs of each market. Initially launching in the UK, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, other operating companies will follow in the future.
Under the agreement, T-Mobile will utilise deCartas Drill Down Server (DDS) geospatial platform to power multiple LBS applications, and also make use of deCartas advanced APIs to enable third-party LBS application development. T-Mobile will also deploy deCartas recently-launched NavSearch location-based search, mapping, and routing capabilities for mobile phones and the web. NavSearch will be fully integrated with a Turn-By-Turn navigation application.
deCarta will provide the Turn-by-Turn navigation application through its partner Appellos WisePilot navigation application. This can be invoked from the location search function, incorporating all relevant destination information.
All applications will be fully integrated with T-Mobiles webnwalk service to ensure that T-Mobile users can share information across applications such as directions and favourites, and between multiple devices.