May 13, 2008 08:00 ET
WorldMate Live Adds Social Networking and Calendar Sync Features to Its Service on BlackBerry
Leading Mobile Travel Provider Enables People to Stay 'Connected' and View Their Entire Travel Agenda in One Place
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Wireless Enterprise Symposium -- WorldMate,
Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for frequent fliers,
today introduced 'Connections,' a new feature within the WorldMate Live
application for BlackBerry users. Connections makes it easy for members to
meet when they are on the road by notifying them when friends and
colleagues are nearby.
Members can easily request to connect with each other as well as anyone
else in their BlackBerry address book. Then, as long as the travelers'
itineraries are imported into the system, WorldMate Live will detect when
their schedules overlap and will advise them when they arrive in the same
"Business travelers are busy and often don't have time to keep in touch
with their friends and colleagues as much as they'd like," said Nadav Gur,
CEO of WorldMate. "Our aim with Connections is to make it easier for our
members to maintain and extend relationships on a personal level when
they're away from home. By facilitating unplanned get-togethers -- whether
two people are attending the same conference or have just enough time for a
quick meeting at the airport bar -- we can help them reach meaningful and
In this release, WorldMate Live also added automatic calendar sync
capability. Previously, WorldMate Live synchronized members' itineraries
between its Web Site and the mobile application. Calendar sync completes
the cycle by connecting the service directly to the BlackBerry calendar.
All itinerary items, including flight and hotel reservations and scheduled
meetings, are now instantly updated in all three locations whenever they
are added or edited. As a result, people need to rely on only one calendar
while traveling and can use any email program or scheduling system they
WorldMate Live is offered as a 'Freemium' service, with most components and
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.
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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.
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