TomTom has signed a partnership contract with the developer of GPS products from Amsterdam, CosmicNavigation.
It’s for the first time in it’s excistence that TomTom will promote and market ‘third party content’. CosmicNavigation’s cycling, marine and touring content will initialy fall under this agreement.
As one of the first steps to opening Ovi Maps towards developers, Nokia is inviting ideas for services and content on Maps through the Calling All Innovators contest in a specific category: “Apps on Maps”. The finalists will have a chance to work closely with Nokia to develop their ideas into applications and be part of shaping the developer tools. In addition to winning cash prizes, the finalists will also have a chance to see their apps distributed via the Ovi Store.