PHIRE Interactive Ltd.

PHIRE Interactive Ltd.

March 31, 2011 13:23 ET

Apps put Edmonton on PHIRE

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - "Our goal is to put Edmonton on the App map," says Tim Goltz of PHIRE Interactive Ltd. A recent achievement by the company has contributed to this goal becoming a reality.

The company's biggest current success was development of a smartphone app solution— "U Park." The application is a consumer-focused product that displays GPS coordinates and gives turn by turn directions to the nearest Precise ParkLink (West) parking lot, along with rates and other valuable information. PHIRE's iPhone app is revolutionizing parking management and customer service in the parking industry. The free "U Park" application can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/u-park/id410636603?mt=8.

"The reception by parking, and more recently real estate owners, to our app has been exceptional," says Gord White, President of Precise ParkLink (West).

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Edmonton (BOMA) presented Precise ParkLink (West) the 2011 Pinnacle Award for Innovation for the smartphone application, developed by PHIRE Interactive.

The award has led to international attention with PHIRE being asked to adapt the application to assist parking companies in Canada, the United States, and Asian countries and a European team is currently working on developing more robust integrative capabilities the "U Park" app lends itself to.

The attention has also yielded a variety of other strategic relationships world-wide and numerous Alberta firms are already contracting software development with the company.

"We never thought it could grow this quickly. We knew we had the capabilities in Edmonton to develop excellent software applications and we knew "U Park" was a great product. It is very gratifying to see the positive response to it," adds Goltz. "And, it's just the start—we have a lot of ideas and are putting them to work—the world will be beating a path to our Edmonton door."

About PHIRE Interactive Ltd.

PHIRE Interactive Ltd. is an Edmonton-based mobile brand expansion and software development firm that specializes in application development, web design and social media integration for commercial purposes.

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