uLocate launches GPS widget platform with metroPCS

Ulocate communications today announced that its GPS widget platform “Where” is now available with the U.S. wireless operator metroPCS. Where costs $2.99 per month and is currently compatible with five metroPCS phones. MetroPCS has over 3.6 million subscribers in the United States.

This is the fourth U.S. wireless operator signed by Ulocate after Sprint, Alltel and Boost Mobile.

Buddy Beacon

In a separate news last week, uLocate announced their acquisition of the Buddy Beacon name from U.S wireless operator Helio. Introduced by Helio in partnership with uLocate in 2006, Buddy Beacon is a friend finder application. With this acquisition ulocate will be able to extend its Buddy Beacon service to other wireless operators. Buddy Beacon will be available on the Where platform and as BREW and Java applications.

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