Build Apps that Provide Real-time Location Information
Add cell site location triangulation to your apps easily with the BlackBerry Application Platform Locate Service. Apps enabled with Locate Service can help provide customers with the ability to receive location information rapidly-even in the absence of a GPS signal in buildings-while also minimizing battery usage when compared to GPS.
Geolocation using cell towers
Quickly pinpoint user locations based on proximity to cell towers. Locate Service doesn't require GPS, making it useful whenever people are inside buildings or in other areas where GPS availability is limited or absent.
For subscribers with GPS-capable BlackBerry smartphones, deliver enhanced features in apps that orient users to points of interest and direct them to specific locations.
Geocoding and reverse geocoding
Geocoding provides location coordinates-latitude and longitude-based on an address. Reverse geocoding turns location coordinates (expressed in latitude and longitude) into contextual details such as a street address, city, state, country or postal code.