Accelerite Launches Location-as-a-Service API Platform At MWC 2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 – BARCELONA, Spain, February 24, 2016 – At this year’s Mobile World Congress, while the official theme is “Mobile is everything,” the underlying theme seems to be taken from the real estate industry: Location. Location. Location. This ranges from virtual reality allowing you to go anywhere to relentless big data talks on privacy and how and if people should be able to find you. But the most important value derived from all that data seems to be context, driven first and foremost by knowing people’s location.
On Tuesday, Accelerite, an infrastructure software provider for mobility, telecommunications service creation, the Internet of Things, cloud and endpoint solutions, announced the launch of its LaaS API (application programming interface) platform. Not to be confused with the many other LaaS acronyms in our industry, this one stands for Location-as-a-Service, although they’ve been focusing on their clients—India’s leading automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra—and not their name so far. Originally developed for the trucking industry in India, this Location-as-a-Service platform enables mobile device location aggregation.