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Mobilizy/Wikitude wins the Navteq Challenge 2010 Grand Prize with Wikitude Drive

Glorious days for the client centric mobile industry in Austria….

copy/paste of the mobilizy press clipping:

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – February 17, 2010 – NAVTEQ awards Austrian-based Mobilizy GmbH (www.mobilizy.com) the Grand Prize for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) edition of the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge® Wikitude Drive is the winning location based service (LBS) solution developed by Mobilizy which uses NAVTEQ® maps and offers an augmented reality camera mode and text-to-speech instructions, for turn-by-turn navigation. Mobilizy was the top winner over eleven other finalists who were each evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of executives from leading wireless and technology companies.

“We have seen mobile applications, and specifically, location-enabled solutions, play an increasingly important role with consumers and businesses,” expressed Jeff Mize, executive vice president, Global Sales, NAVTEQ. “The quality of judges and sponsors, who are a part of this year’s Global LBS Challenge, reinforces the interest in location-based solutions and we look forward to continued diversification of applications in the LBS space.”
wikitude drive - crossing golden gate bridge“Wikitude Drive is surely a prime example of disruptive technology. It is a light-weight navigation system which takes a different approach than all the other navigation systems: You see the real street on your mobile phone, instead of 2D or 3D maps.  Wikitude Drive integrates natively with our core product Wikitude World Browser, which gives you access to millions of POIs and your favorite travel guides like Lonely Planet, as well as gives Wikitude World Browser a link to a light-weight navigation system. There is a lot of room to grow in this area when you imagine the possibilities by having access to the huge number of mobile services and points of interest that are already available on mobile devices. Imagine driving by virtual bill boards of your favorite fast food chain, or simply having an alert when one of them is nearby. This is going to happen within Wikitude Drive. The Wikitude platform offers numerous opportunities for monetization. To mention only two: Wikitude Drive and Wikitude World Browser offer a fantastic base to sell premium content or to display location based ads.” – Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis, CEO of Mobilizy.

YELLIX wins Global Mobile Awards 2010

YELLIX wins Global Mobile Awards 2010

I’m deeply impressed how strong the Austrian mobile industry re-developes. After the early GSM days where quite alot innovations were driven out of Austria especially in the server centric wireless application service provider industry (3united AG, Dimoco, ucpmorgen/qpass, sms.at, atms) it became silent. But this has changed over time…

16 Feb 2010 – YELLIX has won the Global Mobile Awards 2010 in the category Best Mobile Internet Service. Out of 105 nominees 18 winners were announced at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona.

Watch the awards ceremomy

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