SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that JumpTap will utilize the award-winning
Autodesk LocationLogic platform to offer location-based mobile search services
to mobile operators in North America and throughout Europe. The strategic
alliance between the two companies grew from JumpTap's involvement with the
Autodesk Location Services Developer Program, where the two companies shared
the vision, resources and support needed to harness the power of location-
enabled mobile search.
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JumpTap, a pioneer in the development of innovative mobile search
technology, will use the Autodesk LocationLogic platform to offer real-time
geoservices such as maps, driving directions and points of interest in order
to address the need associated with a user's mobile search results. The
location awareness of JumpTap's mobile search service is a true differentiator
for mobile operators and a greatly enhanced experience for mobile users.
"JumpTap impressed us from the very beginning," said Joe Astroth, Vice
President of Autodesk Location Services. "JumpTap's vision and approach to the
local search business along with their technical innovations make them a
compelling partner in the industry."
"This partnership helps advance our goals of offering differentiated and
comprehensive mobile search capabilities to our mobile operator partners,"
said Adam Soroca, Vice President and General Manager of Search Services for
JumpTap Inc. "Autodesk LocationLogic allows us to quickly and easily add
location to JumpTap's mobile search and advertising service."
The Autodesk Location Services Developer Program empowers application
developers with the same tools used by five world-class carriers to build and
deploy location-smart wireless services. Developers participating in the
Autodesk Location Services Developer Program are enabling their place in
growth potential by receiving the most comprehensive set of tools as well as
full-time, dedicated support personnel.
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services
fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their
data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas
into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
About JumpTap, Inc.
Founded in 2004, JumpTap, Inc. provides wireless carriers with an end-to-
end, carrier-branded mobile search solution that drives third-party revenue
for mobile operators while providing a quick, easy and fun mobile search
experience for subscribers. JumpTap's comprehensive solution couples an
intuitive user interface and mobile-specific search engine with a search
marketing model that pays carriers for search success. JumpTap provides
carriers, advertisers and subscribers with the industry's most complete, easy-
to-use and rewarding mobile search environment. For more information on
JumpTap, please visit: http://www.jumptap.com .
NOTE: Autodesk and LocationLogic are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names,
product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Autodesk Contact: Brandi Cook, 503-471-6839
JumpTap Contact: Laurie Cutts, 617-301-4588
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