Navteq announces sponsors for LBS Challenge

Navteq has announced that Autodesk and Nokia are the Global Sponsors of the fifth annual Navteq Global LBS Challenge

Navteq has announced that Autodesk and Nokia are the Global Sponsors of the fifth annual Navteq Global LBS Challenge, which invites developers to build location-based solutions applications using Navteq map data and dynamic positioning technology for mobile phones and/or wireless handheld devices.

The contest consists of five categories--content, enterprise, entertainment, navigation and social networking, and is divided into three regions: The Americas, Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

The global prize pool of cash and data licenses is worth nearly $3 million, in addition to giving participants a way to gain exposure for their product.

“We are delighted that the Navteq Global LBS Challenge, now in its fifth year, continues to be a proven catalyst for growth and innovation in the LBS industry," commented Winston Guillory, senior vp, global consumer and enterprise, Navteq. "We are extremely pleased to be joined by such a dynamic lineup of sponsors, all of whom are recognized for their leadership and support for developers in the wireless LBS space."

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