updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri October 24, 2008
deCarta to support iPhone
deCarta is releasing an API for iPhone developers, allowing them to include the company's location-based technology in their applications. deCarta Mobile's client/server platform works with GPS and celltower-based location services, permitting users to plan routes and pan, zoom or add pin overlays to maps. The company notes that there are already 300 iPhone apps available that use location-based technology, and it is hoping to capture a chunk of that business.
The deCarta Mobile iPhone API will ship with source code and sample applications, and works with the J2ME version of deCarta Mobile released in September. Developers can modify and rebrand the software for use in their applications, and the company's Mobile Server platform can either be installed or accessed remotely using the deCarta hosting service. Beta versions of the API will be available October 31.