F-Secure’s location service code freely available for the user community

The Lokki location sharing service, launched by F-Secure in 2013, shares information among a selected group about where each member is at a certain time. The service, based on voluntary information sharing, helps families and groups by identifying and sharing the locations of the group members that have been marked in advance, or by announcing a member’s new location if they so wish.

F-Secure handed over the Open Source Lokki code to interested development communities. The “Lokki” cooperation project between F-Secure and the University of Helsinki Software Factory functions as one of the Open Source projects in the Open Academy programme of an international university network. In the international training programme coordinated by Facebook, software technology students from all around the world are able to develop new services with the lead of experienced mentors.

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