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Telmap Enriches M8 UK with Nearby Deals & Coupons

Partners up with VouChaCha (My Voucher Codes)

LONDON, 10th December 2012 - Telmap, pioneers in mobile location-based services, announced today a new partnership with VouChaCha, the world's leading multi-channel voucher and deals network. This recent collaboration will provide iOS, Android and Blackberry touch users of M8 in the UK with location-relevant access to VouChaCha’s robust offering of deals and coupons. Enhancing the user experience by offering deals and coupons nearby is directly in-line with Telmap’s mission of providing people with instant, relevant, reliable and fun information while on-the-go.

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VouChaCha, who powers My Voucher Codes in the UK, aggregates in-store offers from over 2,000 retailers and now those offers are available to Telmap M8 users in the UK for free. Not only can M8 users now find nearby deals, but they can also initiate a navigation session (on foot or by car) to the respective retailers and redeem the coupon by presenting it from within the app to the retailer. Deals offered to M8 users by VouChaCha will also provide the user with useful information such as details about the offer, availability of the offer and store information. Retailers also win with this integration as it provides them with a contextual medium in which to promote their offer but also allows those interested to navigate directly to the retailers’ location.   

“Our collaboration with VouChaCha in the UK enriches the on-the-go user experience by offering location-specific deals to our M8 users just in time for the Holiday Season. By empowering M8 users in the UK to locate deals around them we enable more sophisticated usage of location that brings real value to end users, helping them smartly fulfil a need while on-the-go… It’s a deal for something you are interested in, and it’s nearby, so you can access it with minimal detour.” – Tsipi Joseph, Director of Marketing, Telmap 

“Location based services are core to VouChaCha’s value proposition and we are excited to be working with Telmap and Intel to deliver offers into their flagship mobile Sat Nav application. Enabling users to locate special offers en route and at their planned destination represents significant value to our retail customers, in addition to a fantastic user experience. For consumers VouChaCha is committed to delivering the right offer, to the right user at the right time and partnering with companies such as Telmap that can help us achieve this vision.” - Ben Brown, CEO, VouChaCha.  

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About Telmap
Telmap, which is an Intel company since 2011, is a world leader in mobile location-based services. Telmap provides mobile operators with cloud-based, managed location-based services that are fully designed to open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. Telmap is also providing the same service with its own branded mobile application called M8, your local mate. The company has established a solid reputation for providing its customers with innovative, value added end-to-end mobile location based services that enrich on-the-go experiences through integration of local content, community interactions, and relevant retail offers.

The Telmap end-to-end offering is comprised of three parts: First, Telmap's flagship product, the Mobile Location Companion application that caters to all users’ needs while out and about, with location central to everything: social interactions, deals and promotions, exploration of one’s surroundings, and more. Second, the Telmap offering includes a robust location platform with a set of APIs that are designed to support Telmap customers and third party developers in delivering a strong LBS strategy and are available through the Intel Developer Program. And third, a full set of professional services such as porting, billing and local content integrations, channel marketing, business intelligence and more.

Telmap is the #1 provider of choice for mobile location-based services and its technology has been selected by leading industry players such as Orange France, Vodafone, Vodacom, Cell C, SFR, O2, Telefonica, SingTel, OPTUS, Cellcom, Pelephone, Partner and more.

For more information, please visit www.telmap.com, or look for the Telmap and M8 pages on Facebook.

For further information on Telmap, please contact Mi liberty:
Rosanna Yusuf
T: +44 (0) 20 7751 4444
E:  ryusuf@libertycomms.com

About VouChaCha
VouChaCha is the world's leading multi-channel coupon and deals network, featuring online and in-store vouchers from over 2,000 retailers. This includes the top 200 retailers in the UK by volume who use VouChaCha to target, engage and sell to mobile users anytime, anywhere.

VouChaCha was founded in 2009 by CEO, Ben Brown and CTO, Julian Polzella, who are both still with the business today. VouChaCha technology powers the MyVoucherCodes.co.uk mobile Apps and those of partners such as Orange, T-Mobile and now Telmap.

VouChaCha content and technology enables our partners to achieve:

  • Location based in-store offers and online coupon content from over 2,000 retailers

  • Instant global rollout of voucher initiatives

  • New customer acquisition & reduced churn

  • New revenue streams

  • Multi-channel engagement for your users 24 hours a day, based on their current location