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Geoloqi has added added platform-specific SDKs to its collection of developer tools for real-time location. The SDKs interact with the Geoloqi API and have native tools to improve battery life and simplify common location-based app features. The company hopes the new enhancements will encourage broader use of its platform, which has already found fans in government and enterprise.
As portable GPS devices become increasingly commonplace in cars, it was only a matter of time that such devices would become also networked and programmable. Dash Navigation, the maker of Dash Express, a "two-way, Internet-connected GPS navigation system," announced yesterday DashApps, an API and developer program for the Dash Express.