Under the terms of the partnership agreement, NTT DoCoMo and a local Japanese location-based services company called Brilliant will be pushing FlyScreen onto the Japanese market, bringing it to millions of Android handset users for starters.
FlyScreen is essentially a dynamic, interactive, widget-based replacement to the standard lock screen of Android and Symbian phones (there’s also an iPhone app but it works differently because of Apple-imposed restrictions).
NTT DoCoMo partnered with an existing LBS service provider called Guidog, whose service was already integrated with the FlyScreen app, and will be marketing the app under that name.
Guidog is a one-stop-shop LBS service, offering weather information, local coupons, train schedules, news, maps and more to mobile users. Thanks to the lock-screen replacing widgets powered by Cellogic’s technology, users will be able to access the app without the need to unlock their phone’s screen, decreasing the time it takes to load.