One of my all-time favorite mobile applications is Poynt, the location-based search juggernaut that helps you find businesses, people, movies, gas, restaurants, events — or even just the weather. All from a single app so you don’t have to clutter your phone with five or six different options. As soon as I pick up a BlackBerry, iPhone, or Android device (I swap between devices quite frequently ), Poynt is one of the first apps I load.
Today, the Poynt team announced the ability for BlackBerry and Android users to share their locations and searches via Facebook and Twitter directly within the Poynt application. The feature is currently for Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia. Hit the jump for the full scoop on this enhancement. With the various ways to tell your friends where you are — Foursquare, Facebook, etc. — will you be using Poynt as your all-in-one solution?
Poynt Furthers App Depth Allowing Users to Share Location Details via Popular Social Networks Feature For Poynt Users on Android and Blackberry Smartphones
Provides Capability to Share Local Search Results on Facebook and Twitter
CALGARY, ALBERTA and BARCELONA, SPAIN — (Marketwire) — 02/14/11 — Poynt Corporation (“Poynt Corp.” or the “Company”)(TSX VENTURE: PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced the launch of a Share feature on Poynt for BlackBerry® smartphones and Android devices. The feature is available across all geographic regions including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia.
Poynt is a convenient, time-saving, GPS enabled application that harnesses the power of multiple applications in one intuitive package. Users can search for businesses and retailers, gas stations, people, local weather, find movies and buy tickets, find restaurants and reserve a table, and now stay connected with their social network contacts. Poynt allows users to go one step further–mapping locations, adding results to their calendar or emailing results to friends without exiting the application.
The addition of the Share feature to the Poynt local search app allows users to share their location and search results with their Facebook friends on Android and with their Twitter followers on both BlackBerry® smartphones and Android devices. From the homescreen users can share the Poynt App with their contacts via Facebook, Twitter or Email. Users can also share directly from a search results page, enabling them to post the restaurant, retailer or movie theatre where they are currently located.
“Poynt continues to give users the ability to move beyond discovery by allowing them to share their location and search details with their social networks,” said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corp. “The ability for Poynt users to connect with the world around them is now further enhanced with this latest addition, and we are happy to continue to work with our users to provide the best possible local search experience.”
The new version of Poynt is immediately available for download for BlackBerry smartphones and Android devices via Over the Air download at m.poynt.com or from their respective app stores.
Poynt is a free application and is now available to BlackBerry smartphone, Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone 7 users in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the United States, Canada and Australia.
Poynt will be at Mobile World Congress February 14-17, 2011. Come and visit us at the RIM Stand in Hall 7, 7B42.
About Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. (about.poynt.com) is a global leader in the mobile local advertising space. Their Location Based Search application, Poynt ( http://www.poynt.com/ : ), enhances the consumers’ ability to connect with the people, businesses and events most important to them. Poynt is available on BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod Touch, Android devices and Windows Phone 7 in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Poynt Corp entered the mobile publishing space with the recent acquisition of an advertising publishing platform. Key contracts on both the supply and demand sides are in place to provide inventory into the platform and publishers to display the inventory. Whether through the Poynt Local Search app or the Ad Publishing Platform, Poynt Corp. simplifies connecting consumers with businesses, retailers and events. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, Poynt Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PYN.