SkyHook has teamed up with Barnes & Noble to bring GS capabilities to the NOOK tablets. SkyHook’s technology utilizes the information about various hotspots near you to give you a location based experience without using a specific GPS hardware.
Users will not be getting a GPS radio service. But to keep up for that, SkyHook is giving a bonus. There is no limit to the number of things you can do with NOOK.ForeverMap 2 application is the first to make use of SkyHook. ForeverMap 2 is a free map app that lets users navigate their surroundings based on their location. ForeverMap 2 will be providing route guidance, Wi-Fi positioning and local and category search functionalities. Taking advantage of the hundreds of Wi-Fi access points that are present in highly populated areas, Skyhook will consistently power ForeverMap 2 with accurate location information.
This facility has an “always on” feature that lets users use the app to check the location frequently without draining the battery. There is a free version of the app and also a PRO version that provides unlimited offline maps for just $5.