uShip Announces Mobile App Powered by Unwired Nation's Incredibly Adaptable Kinita Platform Concurrently Across Major Smartphone Platforms

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uShip App debuts today on Android, iPhone, and WebOS smartphones simultaneously

“It is vitally important to our business to reach both transporters and shipping customers as they become less dependent on their PC to get things done,” commented Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “We needed the right platform and the right partner

For businesses of all sizes, time-sensitive information is business-critical. Mobile technology can close the gap but the cost and time constraints of native application development can make creating and deploying a useful mobile application (app) daunting for some and prohibitive for many. Between the worlds of native app development and the mobile web lies the fertile ground of Unwired Nation’s incredibly adaptable Kinita™ technology.

As a platform, Kinita™ redefines the process of creating mobile apps, leveraging a customer’s existing digital and web assets and delivering a completed app simultaneously across major smartphone platforms. Kinita natively integrates interactive push messaging and enables device-specific functionality cross-platform. For more information, visit unwirednation.com.

With uShip Mobile, truckers’ phones are turned into mini-laptops. Whether on a job, in their cab, at a truck stop or on the highway, business benefits for transporters include:

  •     “Push notifications” – even when the app is closed, know when a bid is accepted, declined or questions are asked
  •     Full messages – no more pulling over to read the remainder of shortened text and email alerts, meaning less lost time on the road
  •     Navigation – verify delivery addresses, with directions and map view
  •     A full list of app features and benefits is available here

“It is vitally important to our business to reach both transporters and shipping customers as they become less dependent on their PC to get things done,” commented Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “We needed the right platform and the right partner to launch our uShip mobile app and Unwired Nation delivered. Whether on an iPhoneTM, AndroidTM, WebOSTM – and eventually all major mobile platforms – the uShip app provides a much richer mobile uShip experience, and KinitaTM enables us to leverage all that we have built for our web-based business.”

The uShip mobile app, powered in partnership with Unwired Nation, is downloadable for free directly from within the phone or the phone provider’s online app store. The app is available for U.S. users currently, and will be available globally by early next year. The app will be coming soon to Blackberry OS6, iPad and Windows Phone 7.

About uShip
uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as cars, furniture, pianos, boats, freight, heavy equipment and more. As the first and largest online transport marketplace, uShip connects people and businesses with feedback-rated transporters. Carriers place competitive bids to win business, often filling extra space in their trucks and saving customers an average of 50 percent. The uShip marketplace has attracted $150 million in business transactions, one million listings and 170,000 service providers. Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, European Union and Australia. Read more at uship.com/about

About Unwired Nation, Inc.
Based in Austin, Texas, Unwired Nation provides it’s Kinita™ mobility-as-a-service platform to both direct customers and resellers. Kinita™ allows businesses to run existing web-based applications on custom-branded, cross-platform native applications managed as a service. Unwired Nation deploys, maintains and supports Kinita™ applications for both direct customers and resellers. Unlike mobile-optimized web solutions, business applications running on Kinita™ maintain all of the advantages of native mobile applications for a given platform, without requiring native development or deep system integration. No other platform provides this range of mobile service capabilities in a single solution. For more information please go to unwirednation.com

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