Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Use your GPS to the fullest with LightPole

Here’s another great idea for using your mobile phone to navigate around the city and get the best deals offered by nearby stores just in few click away, introducing LightPole. It’s more than a map application inside your mobile phone, LightPole uses both GPS system technology which already available in your mobile phone and combine it with Wi-Fi feature from partners such as Hotspotr. The use of Wi-Fi is more dynamic for publishing partners like a coffee shop or restaurant owner, who wish to promote their special offer only for short time frame; with Hotspotr service these promotions are based on ZIP code area which is more accurate than Google Maps said Doug Klein, CEO of LightPole. Timing is the essence of LightPole main idea, a great example was described by Klein: “A phone customer could find himself with two hours to spare in lower Manhattan, LightPole could feature a service from a company that does salon bookings in Manhattan. The phone user could check LightPole to find if that booking service has any salons nearby with openings during the two-hour window, and then book an appointment. Later, the user could add a review of the salon.” LightPole also have features where you could make a phone call directly to the stores, and share the news to friends via email. More details are on Nancy Gohring (IDG News Service) usual outstanding article here.
(blogged with my Treo 750v)

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