Telmap has announced the availability of two new patented technologies:
The first patent exclusively makes native mobile operating systems’ functions accessible for mobile application developers. Native functions are those that are unique to a specific mobile operating system, such as Windows Mobile, Symbian, BREW, etc.
Previously, developers using platform-independent programming languages were unable to embed native functions into their applications because access to the native functions was often not supported by the programming languages’ standard APIs.
This meant that an application could not be written entirely in the platform-independent programming language. Telmap’s patented technology resolves this access problem so now the native functions are accessible to developers using such programming languages, enabling mobile applications that provide a richer user experience and enhanced features and capabilities that can be designed more easily and quickly, across different operating systems.
The second patented technology is a geometry-based search engine, which uses an algorithm to optimize search engines for navigation systems. It is specifically designed to improve the mobile navigation search-related experience, whereby the results of a search query automatically provides associated information to the user.
For example, a user can enter a query as free text then receive a number of location-related informational options, such as the requested map location or recommended driving routes. This new technology minimizes the amount of input the user should enter while also increasing the tolerance to spelling mistakes and data entry errors.
It also makes the integration of many data layers (i.e., search for streets, cities, parks, Points of Interest etc.) possible, and enables the user to search for a location, based on its proximity to another location.