New FindMe Location Sharing Service Keeps Friends Connected using Smartphones and Facebook
FindMe puts the users in complete control of when where and how they share their locations, not only by letting them tag the locations they wish to share, but also by giving them the ability to “Go Dark” when they do not want their location to be broadcast. Only their last-named position and the time they were there will be displayed, and no information about the user’s location history is stored or recorded. Further, when users are in a non-tagged area, their Facebook profiles will show their location as “Unknown.”
For those who may wish to organize impromptu get-togethers with friends, FindMe allows them to add additional location information, such as a favorite place’s postal code, enabling the application to offer a map or directions to their current location.
“Social networking sites such as Facebook are removing geographic barriers to keeping friends connected, and FindMe adds a great new dimension by sharing locations among friends when and how they want to be seen,” said Steve Bennett, Electric Pocket’s Chief Executive Officer. “With our innovative approach to tagging cell tower locations rather than using GPS, it opens up this capability to anyone with a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile Smartphone and a free Facebook account.”
FindMe is available for all BlackBerry Smartphones with trackballs, including 81xx series (Pearl) , 83xx series (Curve) and the 88xx series, plus all GSM Windows Mobile phones, at http://www.electricpocket.com/findme
About Electric Pocket LimitedElectric Pocket is a privately held company offering leading-edge mobile and wireless computing solutions and services from its base in Wye Valley, UK. The company’s product portfolio includes a rich set of wireless media and messaging applications and solutions. For more information, visit www.electricpocket.com.
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