SOURCE: Samsung


July 13, 2010 22:00 ET

Samsung Apps Releases Travel Apps to Make Summer Trips Stress Free

Samsung Electronics' Online Application Store Offers a Wide Variety of Travel-Related Apps Geared for the Summer Season

SEOUL, KOREA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Samsung Apps has you covered for your upcoming summer vacation.

Is there a mosquito problem you didn't account for at your countryside resort? No problem -- try Vanilla Breeze's Anti-Mosquito app, which emits an insect-repelling sonic frequency. Need a last-minute car rental? Touch one button and you can have a reservation at the nearest station with the Sixt app. Don't know what that interesting piece of sushi is in front of you? Instantly look it up with Shogakukan Inc.'s Sushi Catalogue. Want to enjoy music on the beach and sing along your to favorite tunes? TuneWiki is with you!

Samsung Apps, the mobile phone application hub for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., is here to alleviate some of your summer holiday wrinkles with applications geared for the summer traveler. From train tickets to dinner reservations and everything unique in between, the rapidly expanding app store can furnish you with virtually any travel-related application you could possibly think of.

"While it's meant to be a fun, relaxing way to spend time, sometimes traveling can be stressful. That's why we're singling out our travel-related apps for the summer season," said Kanghyun Kwon, vice president, Media Solutions Center, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung Apps has grown tremendously since its inception, and now we're at a point where we can offer virtually any app for any travel situation."

Indeed, Samsung Apps is growing at a rapid pace. Since its launch in September 2009, Samsung Apps has more than tripled the number of apps it offers in many major European and Asian markets. The application store's growth coincides with the worldwide introduction of the Wave handset, Samsung's latest touch-screen smart phone that is the company's first to run on its bada open smartphone platform. The device is being rolled out to markets throughout second quarter 2010.

Samsung Apps' travel applications fill a variety of needs for the seasoned (or otherwise) summer traveler. Here's a look at some of the featured apps:

Anti-Mosquito Company: Vanilla Breeze
Category: Health/Life
  Did you know only female mosquitoes bite? 
  Did you also know mosquitoes and similar small insects stay away from certain sonic frequencies?
  Sonic Insect Repeller will turn your device into an insect deflector that is effective, chemical-free and safe to use around children and pets. 
Sixt Company: e-Sixt GmbH u.Co.KG
Category: Navigation
  Sixt rent-a-car makes car hire even easier: Choose your car on your mobile device and receive your reservation confirmation via SMS, e-mail or screenshot -- no red tape! 
  The best thing about it -- leave the station search to your phone. In just one touch you will receive a list of all local Sixt stations, regardless of where you are in the World. Sixt Express card holders or customers with a corporate login can naturally book their company rates. 
  Besides that, you can cancel reservations, if you need. 
Sushi Catalogue Company: Shogakukan Inc.
Category: Entertainment
  This application is a unique guidebook about the world of Japanese Sushi. About 80 kinds of Sushi Neta (ingredients), widely from major tuna to minor clams, are illustrated and explained on this application. So through this application, you can get deep knowledge about real Japanese Sushi. If you are interested in Japanese food culture, this is the app for you. 
WeatherBug Company: WeatherBug
Category: Health/Life
  WeatherBug is a free, ad-supported weather app from the source for truly live, local weather -- providing users access to the largest network of professional weather stations in the U.S. and thousands of locations around the world. Get current conditions, forecasts, weather maps and much more. 
Talking Phrasebook Company: Coolgorilla
Category: Reference
  Packed with more than 500 professionally translated words and phrases, Coolgorilla's Talking Phrasebooks are the essential download when you are traveling abroad. 
  Each phrasebook provides both text and audio translations recorded by a native voice-over artist to help you get to grips with the lingo and sounding like a local in no time! 
TuneWiki Social Media
Player with Lyrics and
Company: TuneWiki Limited
Category: Music/Video
  TuneWiki for Bada is a social media player that shows subtitled lyrics as you listen to your music, watch music videos, or stream songs through our SHOUTcast™ radio feature. Translated into 45+ languages, search for lyrics to over 3 million songs. 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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