Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation

February 14, 2011 03:00 ET

Leading Mobile Local Search Application, Poynt, Now Available for iPhone Users in Australia

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Poynt Corporation ("Poynt Corp." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced the expansion of their flagship mobile local search application, Poynt ("Poynt" or the "App") to iPhone users in the Australian market.

Poynt, a free application available at the iTunes App Store, connects iPhone and iPod Touch users to businesses, movies, retailers, restaurants and local weather information. Poynt for iPhone features Poynt 360, a unique augmented reality feature that utilizes the iPhone's GPS, compass and camera to display search results as clickable tags over a live view of the surrounding environment.

Poynt gives iPhone users in Australia the power of multiple applications in one intuitive package. Users can view search results on an interactive map and get driving directions, as well as view restaurant listings. Users can also check local weather conditions, save their favorite business and theatre searches, see movie showtimes or watch movie trailers.

"Making Poynt available on all devices across our geographies is one of Poynt Corp.'s growth goals," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corp. "Releasing Poynt in Australia brings us one step closer to that goal and provides Australian iPhone users with an easy way to explore and enjoy the area around them."

The new version of Poynt for iPhone and iPod Touch is immediately available for download from the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poynt/id348780264?mt=8

Poynt is a free application and is now available to BlackBerry smartphone, Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone 7 users in Canada, United States, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Spain. Poynt is also available for download via Over the Air download at m.poynt.com.

Poynt will be at Mobile World Congress February 14-17, 2011. Come and visit us at the Google/Android Stand in Hall 8, 8C25.

About Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corp. (about.poynt.com) is a global leader in the mobile local advertising space. Their Location Based Search application, Poynt (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.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Contact Information

  • Media inquiries:
    FortyThree PR, Inc for Poynt Corporation
    Evie Carter
    Financial Communications Contact:
    Trilogy Capital Partners
    Darren Minton, President
    Toll-free: 800-592-6067 (FAX)
    Poynt Corporation Contact:
    Margaret Glover-Campbell
    Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations