"We developed the Point Inside App to provide shoppers with a free mobile map that allows them to search for, and pinpoint, the exact location of not only their favorite stores, but restrooms, elevators, ATMs, and even kiosks."
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) December 17, 2009
Point Inside™, Inc. (http://www.pointinside.com) today announced its Point Inside App is available free from the App Store. Just in time for the busy weekend before Christmas, the app for iPhone and iPod touch makes asking for directions in the shopping mall a thing of the past. Point Inside is the most comprehensive indoor navigation application, providing the only fully interactive Smart Map™ directory of the interiors of shopping malls, level by level. It enables users to instantly locate over 100,000 stores and kiosks, as well as restrooms, elevators, ATMs, parking, play areas, lost & found, and other guest services in hundreds of the top North American malls across nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province.
"People are constantly seeking directions inside shopping malls and their frustration amounts to something we call ‘indoor navigation anxiety’," said Kevin Foreman, CEO, of Point Inside, Inc. "We developed the Point Inside App to provide shoppers with a free mobile map that allows them to search for, and pinpoint, the exact location of not only their favorite stores, but restrooms, elevators, ATMs, and even kiosks. With Point Inside on your iPhone or iPod touch you can make paper maps and directories a thing of the past.”
Point Inside’s top-line integration with Google Maps allows shoppers to easily find the closest shopping mall, based on their location. Each shopping mall can then be searched by Events, Promotions, Services, and Stores, or navigated via the overview map. The hundreds of retailer descriptions included within the free Point Inside App range from American Eagle, to Nordstrom and Zumiez, among an array of others. For each retailer, Point Inside provides a store description, store hours, link to their website, and a direct phone number to call. Each retailer can also choose to enhance its profile by providing special promotion or sale information.
The Point Inside App can function when there’s no cellular or WiFi signal available, and also allows users to record the location of their parked car, so they can easily find it when their shopping trip is done.
The Point Inside App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. Video demonstrations of Point Inside in action can be found at: http://www.pointinside.com.
“I’m a single mom of a 3-year-old, and using Point Inside to help me navigate the Houston Galleria has changed the way I shop. I had stopped going to the mall because I used to find it too difficult to locate a desired store, an ATM, or that much-needed restroom ASAP with my son in tow. Now, with my limited amount of time and the short attention span of my son, I can navigate the Galleria with ease. Thank you Point Inside for bringing a pleasant shopping experience back to my life,” said Debi Cost, preview user of the Point Inside application.
About Point Inside, Inc.
Point Inside™, Inc. has developed the most comprehensive, free, indoor navigation application for iPhones and iPod Touch, providing the only interactive Indoor Smart Map™ directory of the interiors of shopping malls, level by level, for 100,000+ stores and guest services in hundreds of malls across North America, so that shoppers always know what’s around them. Founded in 2008 and based just outside of Seattle, Washington, Point Inside is led by a team of executives with decades of experience developing mobile and location-based service applications for companies such as Amazon, AT&T, Boeing, Qualcomm, and RealNetworks. Additional details can be found online at: http://www.pointinside.com; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PointInside; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PointInside.