BOSTON--(Skyhook, the world leader in location information, context and intelligence, today announced the Priceline Hotel Negotiator app has integrated Skyhook, providing location services for the first time on this device. Priceline joins a host of other apps using Skyhook for location services on the Kindle Fire, including MapQuest, KAYAK, deCarta and TweetCaster.)--
“Priceline is aimed towards travelers who need last-minute hotels close by, so we needed Skyhook to provide location functionality for our Kindle Fire version”
Priceline Hotel Negotiator helps travelers quickly find and book last-minute hotel rooms at up-to-the-minute current published prices. Or, for deeper discounts of up to 60%, they can bid on hotel rooms using priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® hotel service. Hotel rooms can be booked up until 11:00 p.m. ET on the night the room is needed. To get the free app, launch the market on any Android device and search for “priceline.”
“Priceline is aimed towards travelers who need last-minute hotels close by, so we needed Skyhook to provide location functionality for our Kindle Fire version,” said John Caine, senior vice president of marketing at Priceline. “Consistent and accurate location performance across all versions of our popular app is extremely important to us, and Skyhook made that possible.”
“Travel apps like Priceline can’t launch fully featured on the Kindle Fire if they don’t include the Skyhook SDK,” said Maggie Taylor, marketing manager of Skyhook. “Skyhook can provide superior location functionality for these apps, and also ensure they perform consistently across all Android versions, preventing fragmentation.”
About Skyhook, Inc.
Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban areas. Today, Skyhook provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.