WorldMate and Telmap Announce First Business Travel Navigator
WorldMate Live integrates leading satellite navigation application to ensure members find their way when away from home
WorldMate, the leading provider of mobile travel services for business travelers, and Telmap, the world leader in mobile location and navigation solutions, today announced the integration of Telmap Navigator into the WorldMate Live mobile application. WorldMate Live members are now able to use maps and directions provided by Telmap through its Telmap Navigator application, as well as its branded applications such as MapQuest Navigator, enabling easy navigation to destinations, such as airports, hotels, meetings and event venues.
WorldMate Live collects address information from several sources, including travel booking confirmation emails that members forward into the system, business meetings automatically imported from BlackBerry calendars as well as manual entries. The system then validates and geocodes each address so that maps and directions are just a click away.
WorldMate Live, winner of the 2008 Andrew Seybold Choice Award for Most Innovative Consumer Application, is offered as a ‘Freemium’ service, with personalized travel planning and management tools – including integration with Telmap navigation services – provided to end users at no cost. Premium services, including flight alerts, flight status and schedules, travel directory and customer support, are available for a nominal monthly or annual fee. For a free download and for more information, please visit www.wmlive.com.
Telmap Navigator is a full-featured, mapping and navigation system for mobile devices. It runs on all major mobile phone platforms and on a wide variety of handsets. Telmap Navigator provides both in-car and pedestrian users a sophisticated navigation experience. Drivers are guided with 3D moving maps, traffic information and speed camera alerts. Pedestrian-optimized navigation provides high-quality, dynamic maps and easy access to information on Points of Interest (POI) for members traveling by foot. Telmap’s advanced search engine uses flexible address-matching algorithms to correct mistakes and find matches with minimal user input, while providing a free-text local search tool to help users find places and businesses around any location.
“Our mantra for WorldMate Live members is ‘never late, never stranded, never lost,’” said Nadav Gur, WorldMate’s CEO. “Our relationship with industry leaders like Telmap helps us to honor this commitment while enhancing both of our services at the same time.”
“We open up our mobile mapping and navigation technology to enable companies to use the Telmap Navigator API and add location functionality to their mobile applications,” said Oren Nissim, Telmap’s CEO. “Partnering with WorldMate, who offers mobile solutions for business people on the move, is a natural fit for Telmap that will benefit business consumers.”
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About WorldMate, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, privately held WorldMate has been developing award-winning mobile travel software since 2000. Removing stress and paperwork from the travel experience, WorldMate® turns a mobile device into a personal travel companion, providing frequent fliers all the travel services they need at home, work or on the go. Dubbed a traveler’s “guardian angel”, the newest addition to the WorldMate product family, WorldMate Live, “pushes” real-time notifications, tracking every trip and sending alerts about flight delays and cancellations, meeting updates and other useful information. WorldMate products also feature other travel resources, such as flight schedules, weather forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and much more. For more information, please visit www.mobimate.com.
Telmap is a world leader in Mapping and Navigation Solutions. Since it was founded in 2000, the company has established a solid reputation for providing its customers with innovative, value added navigation solutions that open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. Telmap is the first company to provide a comprehensive cross-platform solution for mobile phones. The company’s flagship product, Telmap Navigator, enables users to find their destination quickly and easily by means of pinpoint accurate turn-by-turn navigation. Telmap’s unique solution which also includes a market leading LBS platform supports Java, Symbian, BREW Windows and BlackBerry devices, enables the mobile industry to extend the reach to new markets and customers. Telmap is the #1 choice of mobile mapping and navigation solution and its technology has been chosen by leading industry players like Vodafone, Orange FT Group, Vodacom, O2, AOL, Pelephone, Carphone Warehouse and more.
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