SOURCE: Avantar, LLC

Avantar, LLC

June 24, 2009 10:00 ET

Over 2 Million Downloads & Nearly 5 Million Monthly Local Mobile Searches - Major Milestones Reached by Avantar's iPhone Applications

PROVO, UT--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Avantar, LLC (, a leader in local mobile search, has reached several major milestones, including surpassing the 2 Million new downloads mark and now serving nearly 5 Million local mobile searches per month. This was accomplished in less than eleven months, thanks to Apple's® extraordinary strides in the development of their new economic powerhouse supporting third-party applications downloaded through the App Store® for iPhone® & iPod touch® users.

Avantar's most popular applications in the App Store® are Showtimes™ and Yellow Pages™. Yellow Pages has been the #1 most popular free download under the Navigation category for months and Showtimes is rated as "The Best Movie App" by Macworld.

"Our apps are doing extraordinarily well," commented Adrian Ochoa, President of Avantar. He continued, "With 25% of our users making an immediate phone call, our Yellow Pages app is at the forefront of the pay-per-call movement in lead generation for local advertisers, and it is unique in the sense that users are proactively seeking advertisers to make an immediate purchase. This type of ready-to-buy user base provides a great opportunity for locally focused agencies and advertisers to take advantage of."

Mr. Ochoa also added that "Showtimes is not only rated as 'The Best Movie App' by Macworld, but it also gave Showtimes a superb rating of 4.5 our of 5 mice, a full 1.5 mouse rating above its nearest competitors. We also surveyed our users and found that 96% of our users are frequent moviegoers, at a rate of one to five plus times per month."

Mr. Ochoa continued, "For Yellow Pages, we are ready to entertain discussions with large national chains that advertise locally and agencies that represent local advertisers. For Showtimes, we are eager to make the proper connections with media buyers from the movie studios. If you represent either of the advertisers described above please visit our webpage and contact Support with your request."

About Avantar:

Avantar is a leader in local mobile search and a sister company to Yellow Pages Directory. Its applications in the Apple iTunes App Store include Yellow Pages, Showtimes, OneTap Movies, AirYell, Munch, and Calculator AXL. Copyright 2009 Avantar, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod touch, iPhone, and App Store are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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