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deCarta, TomTom Africa sign distribution deal

US: TomTom Africa has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with deCarta. The agreement will see TomTom Africa providing an integrated digital mapping offering running on deCarta's acclaimed LBS platform which currently features over 30 million users across the world. deCarta's highly integratable location based service platform allows for development on J2ME, Android, iOS and desktop/mobile Javascript. The company recently made available the L2 Geospatial search engine, a high-performance, scalable local search engine with single-line input and a simpler, more intuitive user interface.

"We are delighted to extend our relationship with TomTom Africa. The company has proven the value of bringing fully integrated solutions to its customers, combining the very best in content, platform and applications know-how,” said J Kim Fennell, deCarta CEO. The deCarta agreement will make it possible for companies operating in Africa to have free access, during the development phase, to a wide range of LBS application programming interfaces and services. TomTom Africa will then provide hosting services for its production applications. The TomTom portfolio – including digital maps as well as the most accurate real-time and historical traffic products – effectively sees the company entering a new era in the provision international value offering to the African market,” said Etienne Louw, sales and marketing director, TomTom Africa.

Source: ITweb