Providing instant, relevant and reliable information for people on-the-go
LONDON, 16 July 2012, – Telmap, the original pioneers in mobile location solutions, announces today the availability of the free Telmap Navigator app on Vodafone AppSelect in the UK. Vodafone AppSelect is Vodafone’s branded app store and comes pre-embedded on every Vodafone Android handset. Telmap Navigator is featured in Vodafone’s AppSelect “Starter Pack” and will be promoted to Vodafone users during the summer. Telmap Navigator is the only free LBS app offering non-crowd sourced maps, providing users with a level of quality and reliability previously only attainable from expensive apps. As a result, Telmap Navigator is already at the top of the Vodafone AppSelect charts with a 5-star rating.
Telmap Navigator allow users to find, explore and interact with the people and places around them in one robust application. Naturally, Telmap Navigator offers in-car navigation, text to speech technology announcing street names, a dedicated pedestrian mode and Facebook integration. Moreover and in line with Telmap’s commitment of providing a truly local user experience, the Telmap Navigator app currently offers seamless integration of several known brands in the UK with several more in the pipeline. Among the already available local content providers is Barclays, for easy discovery of bike stations and Ordnance Survey for reliable post code search in the UK. Also currently embedded are Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, comprehensive city guides for planning all things local.
“We are happy to announce that Vodafone AppSelect in the UK is the first place that Android users can find and download our free Telmap Navigator app; offering Vodafone’s UK Android user base with a comprehensive location-based service that addresses all their needs while on-the-go.” said Motti Kushnir, Telmap CMO
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Notes to Editors
Telmap, which is an Intel company since 2011, is a world leader in mobile location-based services, providing mobile operators with cloud-based, managed location-based services that are fully designed to open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. 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 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.