Phoneomena and DiscoverOurTown.Com
Partner to Bring Local and Location-Based Search of over 2000 City Guides to the Mobile Consumer Market
New Orleans, LA, March 15, 2005 - Phoneomena, Inc., in partnership with DiscoverOurTown.com, unveiled DOTmobile, Phoneomena's newest product offering in the mobile consumer application market. DOTmobile runs on J2ME handsets from such carriers as T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T Wireless, Sprint, Nextel, and more. DOTmobile provides comprehensive local search of city guides that include travel information, area attractions, hotels, and restaurant listings for towns across the United States using the DiscoverOurTown.com listings database. When home, the traveler can use a web browser. When on the road, DOTmobile on the cell phone can access all of the same information easily and quickly.
On Nextel GPS-enabled phones, DOTmobile finds listings all within a certain mile radius determined by the user when searching. For non-GPS phones on any carrier, the user can enter a zip code or search by region, state, or city.
DOTmobile is built using Phoneomena's own xPhoneApp 2.0 middleware. This means the application code and logic can be updated automatically from the Phoneomena servers with no initiation, re-downloading and reinstallation required from the end user. This powerful feature, which is similar to the "Windows Updates" concept, is a first in the mobile consumer application industry.
DOTmobile is powered by DiscoverOurTown.com, the ultimate source for U.S. travel, tourism and relocation guide. Currently boasting over 113,000 listings in 2,000 towns, the directory continues to break boundaries by moving into the mobile market and partnering with two of the largest Internet search engines, Yahoo! Local and Google.
"The addition of DOT mobile and the partnership with Phoneomena will only enhance DiscoverOurTown.com's position as the leader in Local Search," said C.H. Wilson, Vice-President of Sales, DiscoverOurTown.com.
The service is now available online and can be purchased from handango or from www.discoverourtown.com.
Phoneomena, Inc. is a privately held company located in Gainesville, Florida, USA with a few regional overseas offices. Phoneomena specializes in mobile middleware products for the enterprise as well as productivity and convenience consumer applications.
Phoneomena can be contacted toll-free in the US at (888) 891-7316, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the web at http://www.phoneomena.com. You can also visit Phoneomena booth #6948 at the New Orleans CTIA Wireless show, March 14-16, 2005. Media and Press inquiries should be directed to: Mindy Helal, +1(352) 870-6266, or via email at email@example.com.
DiscoverOurTown.com, also known as DOT, is the ultimate travel, tourism and relocation that provides information about the most interesting and exciting features of a town. The simple and uncluttered design makes DOT the perfect resource.
DOT has also become a content provider offering their information to companies who want to enhance their sites. Entering the mobile market is the next big step for DiscoverOurTown.com offering businesses even more exposure on the Internet and beyond. To find out more about DiscoverOurTown.com you can contact them at 866-636-4404 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.