SOURCE: FindWhere

May 15, 2008 00:00 ET

FindWhere Readying Livecontacts Enhancements

Service to Integrate Into Upcoming Release of FindWhere Mobile

POTOMAC FALLS, VA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - FindWhere today announced that the company is actively working on new features for its free Livecontacts buddy finder service that launched in beta on April 15th. The developments are in response to feedback received from members of the more than 10,000-person community of Livecontacts users. The upgrades are planned as part of the forthcoming release of FindWhere Mobile in late June, which includes significant mobile feature additions.

Livecontacts users can expect easier download experiences, improved battery optimization/motion detection and roaming distinction. The enhancements make it easier for Livecontacts members to adjust settings on their phone to conserve battery life and prevent roaming fees.

FindWhere Mobile provides its customers with a wide variety of "peace of mind" applications for the mobile phone, including speeding alerts that enable businesses and parents to know when vehicles exceed specified speed limits. Panic alerts, another FindWhere Mobile feature, provide instant notification to emergency contacts for a wide variety of situations. In case GPS signals are unavailable, the panic alerts also provide "always locate" services for phones within coverage areas.

"We are committed to growing and enhancing Livecontacts as part of our solution set, and providing FindWhere Mobile users peace of mind through our robust set of features," said Jaap Groot, CEO of FindWhere. "With the introduction of FindWhere Mobile, Livecontacts users and others will be able to access important peace-of-mind services on their mobile phones, such as speed monitoring for teenagers, location tracking for elderly parents, panic alerts and lost phone recovery -- and they can customize frequency of updates and privacy controls."

Livecontacts users will continue to receive the service for free, with the option of adding new features through FindWhere Mobile for nominal fees. FindWhere is preparing a paid-for subscription package for extra features.

Through the Livecontacts application, individuals use their mobile phones to make their current location known to their trusted contacts, and can track the location of friends who are also using the service. Livecontacts beta is available for download on most GPS phones at While other buddy finders on the market charge at least $2.99 a month for similar, friend-finding services, FindWhere unequivocally believes that such location-sharing information should be free to consumers.

With more than 20,000 clients tracking geographic data on 200,000 devices, FindWhere is the global leader of precision tracking and location services. The company's "peace of mind" services include virtual perimeters for cars or mobile devices, speeding notifications, a lost phone finder and emergency alerts. FindWhere acquired the Livecontacts platform in 2007 as a means to integrate its services across mobile phones, local search, online social networks and instant messaging.

About FindWhere:

FINDWHERE, a Virginia-based private company, provides peace of mind to consumers and businesses with precision tracking and location services. Through a unique and proven web-based tracking solution, FindWhere provides a complete solution to locate anyone or anything anywhere in the world. FindWhere offers: parents & families safety and security in knowing the location of their loved ones; socially connected users fun by sharing and receiving location information with their trusted contacts; and businesses an improved bottom-line with asset monitoring and remote workforce management.

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