Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation

February 14, 2011 03:01 ET

Poynt App for Android Adds Gas Widget

Poynt App Selected to be featured in Android™ stand at Mobile World Congress

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Poynt Corporation ("Poynt Corp." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced a new gas widget feature for Poynt for Android, further taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the Android platform. The Company also announces they will showcase their app at the Android stand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb 14 – 17, 2011.

Poynt is a mobile local search application that uses GPS or cell-site location to connect over five million users to the businesses, movies, retailers, restaurants, gas stations, people, weather and events in their local area. Once users have found what they are searching for, Poynt allows users to interact with the listing through options to call the business, get directions, send details to their contacts, view movie trailers and restaurant reviews, and book dining reservations and movie tickets.

Poynt for Android recently added a gas widget to complement the already popular movie widget. The gas widget allows users to search for the nine best gas prices in their local area directly from their homescreen, making the App even more timesaving and convenient. 

"We have always viewed device integration as integral to the success of the Poynt App," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corp. "When consumers can't tell where the device ends and the App begins, we know we have created an application consumers will want to use."

The Poynt app focuses on deep device integration and an excellent user experience, and will be showcased at the Android booth at Mobile World Congress. GSMA's Mobile World Congress is one of the must-attend annual gatherings of the mobile industry. With over 50,000 senior mobile leaders attending from 200 countries, Mobile World Congress helps set the stage for the coming year of transformation in mobile technology. This year's conference features an 'App Planet' and an App Developer's Conference highlighting the growing influence of mobile applications in the mobile technology field.

Visit Poynt at the Android stand – Hall 8 8C25 – to find out more.

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

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. Apple, iPhone and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Contact Information

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