Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation

November 10, 2010 03:01 ET

Poynt Local Search Application for iPhone Now Available Internationally

iPhone Users in Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom Now Have Access to the Best in Location-Based Search with Listings For Businesses, Restaurants, Movies and Weather

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2010) - Poynt Corporation ("Poynt Corp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced the availability and localization of its award-winning Poynt local search application ("Poynt" or the "App") for iPhone and iPod Touch devices in Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Poynt, a free application available at the iTunes App Store, connects iPhone and iPod Touch users to businesses, movies, retailers, restaurants, gas prices 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 now gives international iPhone users, whether at home or travelling abroad, 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 information and soon users will be able to make reservations. Users can also check local weather conditions, save their favorite business and theatre searches, see movie showtimes or watch movie trailers. Poynt for iPhone also features Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings, giving users an overall ranking of how critics feel about the latest movies.

"Expanding Poynt's iPhone availability throughout the EU provides local residents and visitors alike with an easy-to-use way to learn about and enjoy the area around them," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corp. "Whether you are looking for directions to local landmarks or points of interest, information and directions to nearby places to eat or businesses, Poynt for iPhone provides an easy way to explore and enjoy the area around you."

"Poynt has been experiencing rapid growth in the European market and we are looking forward to announcing more exciting partnerships in the coming months," adds Mr. Osis.

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. Users may also download direct from their device browser via m.poynt.com.

About Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation (about.poynt.com) develops and operates mobile applications that enhance the consumers' ability to connect with the people and businesses most important to them. Their multi-award-winning Poynt application (www.poynt.com) is a mobile local search service available over BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod Touch as well as Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Through agreements with directory and vertical content providers in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, Poynt simplifies finding and connecting with businesses, retailers and events wherever and whenever it is most convenient for the consumer. The MyInboxNow offering enables low-end feature phones to behave like smartphones for email access. MyInboxNow is available to mobile operators as a private label solution. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, Poynt Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PYN.

Apple, iPhone and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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