Vodacom South Africa offers Telmap Navigator Free to All
Providing instant, relevant, reliable and fun information while on-the-go
LONDON, 26 July 2012, – Telmap, the original pioneers in mobile location solutions, announces today that it has been reselected by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator, to power Vodacom’s location-based service offering. Vodacom now offers Telmap Navigator FREE to all in South Africa, both Vodacom subscribers and nonsubscribers. Everyone will be able to enjoy and have access to a highly localized on-the-go experience. Telmap Navigator is now available to any GPS-enabled Blackberry and Android smartphone users here:http://wap.telmap.com/vodacom/. iPhone devices will be enabled soon.
Telmap Navigator allows 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 and Twitter integrations. To offer a truly local user experience, Telmap Navigator also offers seamless integration of several South African brands, such as Eat-Out, South Africa’s premier restaurant guide as well as Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor, comprehensive city guides for planning all things local, and more.
“This is another great example of a leading operator taking an active role in bringing location based services to consumers. We are proud to be working with Vodacom in offering the South African public a complete, extremely localized on-the-go experience and look forward to offering them more support in the delivery of products and services that add local value in the near future.” said Motti Kushnir, Telmap CMO.
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.