Destinator launches a content platform for PNDs and cell phones



tobe homepage
tobe homepage
Destinator Technologies, a navigation software provider, has announced the launch of “tobe” a platform for personalized location-based content for PNDs and wireless device users worldwide.

Destinator Technologies Chief Operating Officer Jeff Kukowski said: “Tobe brings together existing and brand new content in a compelling integrated and personalised package that will grow and expand in the direction the user takes it”.

Initially, tobe users can access a wide range of services including: major city maps, local search, travel guides, user generated content on the best restaurants, clubs and bars that can be shared with other users, POI sharing, buddy-finding, safety camera information, real time traffic alerts as well as local events updates.

tobe - premium content
tobe - premium content
tobe - premium content
tobe - premium content
Region-specific services will also be featured in tobe. For example, in China, Destinator has developed the Public Transportation Planner, which allows users to find best route for bus and subway travel. In North America, tobe will include a gas price comparison service – automatically searching for the gas stations within the 2.5 kilometre radius for the lowest price. At its start in February 2008, tobe will offer content covering over 20 countries.

Tobe will be offered to Destinator’s brand partners in both the PND and wireless market as a value added service. PND users will be able to access information via their PCs and the tobe website; mobile device users will have access to real-time information via their wireless connection.

Further services are already planned – with a number of content providers positioned to offer services via tobe, said Destinator.

Thursday, January 10th 2008

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