OpencellID database reaches 300,000 cells

OpencellID database reaches 300,000 cells
8Motions, the company behind the OpenCellID initiative announced last week that the OpenCellID database reached a major milestone with 300,000 cells in April. CellID is an alternative technology to GPS for mass market phones and provides location information to users based on GSM cell towers. offers APIs and tools to use this database in mobile applications.

"OpenCellID is the first viable alternative to commercial CellID approach and enable smaller companies to provide compelling mass market location-enabled application”, said Aurelien Regnault, co-founder of 8Motions. “We initially created it for our internal needs, but we are amazed by the success of this effort."

8Motions, created in 2006 and located in Bordeaux, France, provides service and technologies for mobile mapping applications, including the "Mobile Map Toolkit", a component to embed maps into a mobile application available in J2ME and soon iPhone.

Tuesday, April 14th 2009

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