“With maps of most major international shopping malls already available through the FastMall app, we are quickly expanding to include airport terminals, office buildings, stadiums, universities, and other popular venues.”
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Propelled by explosive international growth of its FastMall® retail navigation and shopping app for smartphones, MapEverywhere™ is leveraging the revolutionary MapOS™ platform to extend the application of this first-of-its-kind indoor mapping and navigation solution to a broad range of commercial, institutional, recreational, and industrial venues. In contrast to traditional mobile shopping and mapping apps, MapOS provides turn-by-turn walking directions for any venue without requiring a global positioning system (GPS), WIFI connection, or an Internet signal.
Following the recent spin-out of FastMall by web technology firm MindSmack®, private investor and MapEverywhere President Chuck Seergy has joined with FastMall founder and CEO Sam Feuer to fund accelerated market expansion for the company’s innovative navigation apps for the iPhone® and Android™ based phones and mobile devices.
“We are excited to be first to market with this cutting edge technology”, noted Seergy. “While mobile phone maps are readily available to guide us through the streets of the world, once we enter a building we can quickly find ourselves at a loss for directions to specific stores, offices, restrooms, and even emergency exits. By making point-to-point directions conveniently available on smartphones, MapOS delivers tremendous value to facility owners; as well as the millions of consumers and business professionals that need indoor directions. With maps of most major international malls already available through the FastMall app, we are quickly expanding to include airport terminals, office buildings, stadiums, universities, and other popular venues. In addition to the obvious convenience that the MapOS technology affords consumers, we expect the advertising, emergency exit route directions, and other tangible business benefits to drive widespread interest in this technology.”
With nearly one million downloads to date, FastMall offers point-to-point navigation in a wide range of languages to any store, restroom, eatery, or other destinations at more than 1250 malls in 31 countries; the largest collection of malls mapped by any application in the world. Smartphone owners also use the free app to locate their cars in crowded lots and find the nearest restroom just by shaking the phone. The phone-shake control can also be configured to provide other application-specific directions such as a path to the nearest emergency exit. An integrated advertising platform enables retailers and other companies to display promotions on MapOS-powered apps to drive shoppers and visitors to their stores and venues.
“FastMall has redefined mobile mapping with highly creative, interactive virtual maps of internal structures starting with malls”, added Feuer. “The beauty of the MapOS platform is that we can add any type of structure. You name it; we can map it. Of course, the benefits are significantly extended by the fact that, once users download their maps to their devices, the app does not require GPS, WIFI, or an Internet signal to work. With so many people already discovering the truly exciting, helpful, and interactive experience that FastMall offers to shoppers, we look forward to sharing the benefits of indoor mapping with the entire world.”
MapOS™ is the world's first and only patent pending non-GPS or Wi-Fi turn-by-turn navigation technology. The platform delivers cutting edge functionality and ease of navigation to smartphone users without requiring GPS, WI-FI, or an Internet signal. MapOS enables business and venue owners to provide customers and guests with world class levels of service, support and information.
Powered by MapOS, the FastMall mobile app provides point-to-point walking directions for most major shopping malls and other indoor retail venues around the world. Popular features of the app include; shake your phone to find the nearest restroom, remember where you parked, a built-in voice recorder for reminders and shopping lists, ability to sync your status on Facebook and Twitter, add reviews of restrooms, restaurants and stores, find deals and save money. For more information, visit http://www.fastmall.com.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, MapEverywhere is a global team of passionate developers, engineers, and visionaries who are dedicated to building and advancing the revolutionary MapOS mobile navigation platform. The company delivers measurable value to a broad range of commercial and non-commercial organizations; and the customers and guests that they serve. For more information, visit http://www.mapeverywhere.com.
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