"Location is moving from niche mobile applications to a broadly distributed capability that enhances everything from navigation to social networking to photography and search," said Kim Fennell, the CEO of deCarta. "deCarta Mobile puts the industry's most successful geospatial software platform easily at [developers] fingertips."
deCarta Mobile Server leverages the performance of the company's geospatial software platform, Drill Down Server which is widely used on the market for mobile and web-based applications. The server can be deployed at a customer's facility or accessed as a hosted service from deCarta. The mobile client is an application programming interface (API) that supports the functionality needed for many location-enabled applications used for mobile search, routing and mobile tracking.
The API, initially available for J2ME environments - with an iPhone implementation to follow shortly, said deCarta - is available with complete source code and sample application code to allow rapid development and customization by application developers. Customers can modify the application to reflect their own branding needs or use a map interface that has been optimized by deCarta for the mobile environment. In addition, deCarta Mobile is compatible with JSR 179-based GPS implementations as well as WiFi and cell tower-based location technologies.