SOURCE: WorldMate, Inc.
September 23, 2008 08:00 ET
WorldMate® Redefines Its Brand in Latest WorldMate Live™ Release
Company Transforms Its Image and Emphasizes User Experience
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2008) -
WorldMate, Inc., a company
specializing in mobile travel services for the frequent flyer and road
warrior, today announces a new brand identity and its biggest upgrade to WorldMate Live, the Company's
flagship product, since its launch one year ago.
Over 1.5 million users have downloaded and installed WorldMate's suite of
products in the past 12 months (i.e. since the company's switch to a
WorldMate introduces its new branding, including updated logo and
look-and-feel, on its Web site and within the WorldMate Live service. The
company also announces significant advancements in usability for both Web
and mobile applications, including a new home screen featuring a contextual
dashboard based on users' travel behavior, and a "carousel" display and
navigation of all WorldMate Live's services.
WorldMate Live -- available on BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices --
allows travelers to easily create, plan and manage their entire itinerary,
as well as access critical
real-time information related to their travel schedule.
Additional services currently available on WorldMate Live include:
-- Hotel booking -- allows users to make reservations on-the-go based on
their precise location and personal preferences; partnership with
Hotels.com enables secure transactions directly on the mobile device.
-- Itinerary manager -- automatically creates, organizes, syncs and makes
it easy to share travel details on the Web and mobile device; eliminates
paper printouts of flight, hotel and ground transportation reservations, as
well as meetings and appointments.
-- Contextually relevant tools and resources -- one-click access to
real-time flight status; maps and directions to hotel, meetings and
airport; and weather forecasts, allowing members to easily prepare for and
access information about their travel.
-- Real-time "push" notifications -- enables members to become instantly
aware of and respond to changes in their travel plans, including flight
delays and cancellations.
For a limited time, in celebration of WorldMate Live's one-year
anniversary, the Company is offering a 25% discount off a WorldMate Live
Gold subscription. Anyone wishing to purchase the premium service simply
needs to click "Go Gold" within the application after installing the Free
version and enter promotional code specialwml. WorldMate Live Gold includes
the following additional services:
-- Automatic flight alerts for over 175 airlines and instant access to
-- Real-time flight status with departure and arrival gate information;
-- Flight schedules for more than 95% of the world's commercial flights;
-- Satellite weather imagery (Windows Mobile only);
-- Comprehensive travel directory (BlackBerry only); and,
-- Customer Service via email.
Quotes attributable to Nadav Gur, CEO of WorldMate, Inc.:
-- "Rebranding our company and services helps us to clearly articulate to
our customers and business partners alike what WorldMate and its services
stand for. We aim to put our members at ease and make their travel as
enjoyable as possible, and every interaction with our company and
experience with our products should reflect that vision."
-- "Our members tell us they find great value in WorldMate Live, but it can
take time to uncover all the layers of services that are available. In
paying careful attention to usability and adding many stylistic touches, we
make it easier to benefit from all WorldMate Live has to offer."
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About WorldMate, Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, privately held WorldMate® has been developing
award-winning mobile travel software since 2000. Removing stress and
paperwork from the travel experience, WorldMate turns a mobile device into
a personal travel companion, providing frequent travelers all the services
they need at home, work or on the go. Dubbed a traveler's "guardian
angel," the newest addition to the WorldMate product family, WorldMate
Live, tracks every trip and sends real-time "push" alerts about itinerary
updates and changes, including flight delays and cancellations. WorldMate
products also feature travel resources including flight schedules, weather
forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and
much more. For more information, visit www.mobimate.com. WorldMate, Inc.
is a subsidiary of MobiMate Ltd. WorldMate® is a registered trademark of
MobiMate Ltd. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of
their respective holders.
Links, Images and Video
Please use this link to access WorldMate Live.
To access the WorldMate Download Center, please click here.
WorldMate product and website screenshots
-- Mobile Home Screen
-- Flight Delay Notification
-- Welcome Alert
WorldMate Max video