Contigo Joins BlackBerry Alliance Program
Program participation will accelerate Contigo’s development of applications using location-aware smartphones
VANCOUVER, BC (February 3, 2009) – Contigo, a leading provider of turn-key GPS solutions for asset tracking, fleet management and personal safety, is pleased to announce that it has joined the BlackBerry® ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Alliance Program. With smartphones playing a more prominent role in the delivery of Location-Based Services, this program will allow Contigo to leverage the resources and tools available through the alliance program from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM).
"Thousands of corporate and government organizations around the globe have selected the BlackBerry® wireless platform to meet their mobile communications needs," said John Tedesco, President & CEO of Contigo. “We look forward to working with the RIM team to ensure that our location-aware applications leverage the onboard GPS in the various BlackBerry smartphones to perform optimally for our clients."
The BlackBerry Alliance Program helps independent software vendors, system integrators and solution providers create innovative solutions for the BlackBerry platform. In addition to development support and dedicated technical resources, the ISV alliance program will provide Contigo with access to preview and beta software, as well as support with marketing, sales and training.
Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for fleet management, asset-tracking and personal safety applications. Contigo’s patented platform enables businesses and consumers to monitor the assets, vehicles, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo’s solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo’s network of value-added resellers. Founded in 2002, Contigo is a privately held corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia with U.S. operations headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.contigo.com.
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