SOURCE: TeleNav Inc.

December 10, 2007 00:00 ET

Friends Can Now Connect Through TeleNav's 'Whereboutz™' Application Built on Facebook® Platform

Free Application Available on Facebook Platform and More Than 100 Types of Cell Phones, Whereboutz Makes It Fun and Effortless to Keep Up With Friends Around the World

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - This holiday season, it will be easy for friends and family to keep in touch and find out each other's 'whereboutz' through a new online and mobile social networking service from TeleNav called Whereboutz. The application is a quick and entertaining way for users to meet up or find out 'whereboutz' their friends are and what they are doing, anytime and from anywhere. Whereboutz is free and available online through Facebook as well as on more than 100 cell phone models through a downloadable application.

"We know people want an enjoyable way to stay in touch with their friends and relatives, especially around the holidays. Our new Whereboutz service instantly connects people no matter where they are," said HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of TeleNav. "I can keep up with my friends and family living here and anywhere across the globe."

The Whereboutz Facebook application is a simple way for users to update their current location by typing in an address and adding notes about what they are up to. An interactive map shows members where their friends are as well as the comments about what they are doing. The application also includes a local search function that allows members to look up businesses nearby so they can suggest places to meet.

Additionally, if a user has not updated his / her location in a while, friends can 'nudge' each other with one click for a quick way of determining their 'whereboutz.' When nudged, users will receive a text message to let them know that their friends want to know where they are. They can also post their own locations and comments directly from their cell phones so they can keep in touch while on the go. Friends will receive a text message when others update their 'whereboutz.'

For more information and to sign up, visit www.whereboutz.com. Details regarding price, availability and privacy, include:

--  Price - Whereboutz is a free application for Facebook members. Access
    to Whereboutz on a cell phone requires a wireless carrier data plan.
    
--  Availability - Whereboutz can be found on Facebook under
    'Applications.' Whereboutz can also be downloaded on more than 100 Java
    (J2ME) enabled cell phones.
    
--  Privacy - Whereboutz operates under the same privacy controls and
    protections as all Facebook applications. Members have full control over
    how much information is shared and who sees it. For more information on
    Facebook's privacy controls, please visit www.facebook.com.
    

About TeleNav Inc.

TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 14 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company's solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.

TeleNav's solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), asset GPS tracking (AVL), social networking and local search. The company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator™, is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience with functionality, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more. TeleNav's enterprise application, TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 8,000 customer organizations using it today.

TeleNav products are available on more than 200 wireless devices and run on all major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav's partners include Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest, SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM), Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, NAVTEQ, Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.

For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Mary Beth Lowell
    TeleNav Inc.
    425-531-0122
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    Amy White / Cari Goodrich
    LEWIS PR for TeleNav
    Amy: 619-677-2700
    Cari: 408-573-3663
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