Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 20, 2009
Road warriors of all varieties have a new tool to help them find essential services on their next road trip: http://GasFoodLodging.mobi. GasFoodLodging.mobi allows motorists to quickly, easily, and safely locate upcoming gas stations, restaurants, and hotels right from their mobile phone or laptop computer without the need to get out of the car or rely on strangers or maps. This is especially helpful if the traveler needs these services at night, in isolated areas, or in bad weather.
"Most people hate to stop and ask for directions, and now they don't have to. GasFoodLodging.mobi can help any motorist avoid unpleasant surprises. This service is tailor-made for frequent road warriors, regional sales representatives, RV enthusiasts, families on vacation, or students on a road trip," says David Gershman, entrepreneur and creator of the mobile website.
Here's how it works:
1. Open the mobile phone browser to access the Internet
2. In the mobile browser's address line, type http://gasfoodlodging.mobi (the address ends in .mobi, not .com) and connect to the site
3. Select either "City/State" or "ZIP Code" to begin the search
4. Select the gas, food, or lodging icon to get the type of business needed
5. Type the city name and select the state from the drop-down menu, or enter the nearest ZIP code, if you know it
6. Get extended results for a specific distance outside the city by entering a number of miles in the "Radius" box
7. Click "Find"
Results for each gas station, restaurant, or place to stay will appear, along with three links: one for a map, another for directions, and another with a phone number that has a "click to call" feature enabled. This allows the traveler to call the business without looking up the phone number or writing it down, simply by clicking on the phone link.
There is no charge to use the service, and all that is required is a phone with Internet access, such as an iPhone, BlackBerry, Smartphone, or other Web-enabled mobile phone. Motorists can also use the service from their laptop or netbook computer from any Wi-Fi hotspot.
"We're asked all the time if GasFoodLodging.mobi is available as a downloadable App for the iPhone. It isn't, but it is featured in the Apple Web Apps showcase. The beauty of GasFoodLodging.mobi is that it doesn't need to be downloaded and take up hard drive space. It's as easy as bookmarking it on the phone's browser," says Gershman.
GasFoodLodging.mobi is based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is a free mobile website to help motorists and travelers throughout the United States. GasFoodLodging.mobi is specially designed as a .mobi website with fast load time, small graphics, and nothing to download.