GPS-enabled AOL Buddy Finder launches on Sprint, Alltel and Boost Mobile



GPS-enabled AOL Buddy Finder launches on Sprint, Alltel and Boost Mobile
AOL today announced the availability of “AIM Buddy Finder,” on the WHERE mobile GPS widget platform which allows users to set and share their locations with their AIM buddies from their GPS-enabled phones. Users can see the location on a MapQuest map of friends who’ve chosen to share their locations using the AIM Buddy Finder widget. This new widget extends the reach of AIM into the mobile social networking space. This widget is immediately availablein the United States to subscribers of wireless operators Sprint, Boost Mobile and Alltel.

“This is the first truly cross carrier friend finder service in the market. We are excited to be working with AOL, and happy that they selected the WHERE platform to deliver this type of functionality to their users,“ said Dan Gilmartin, vice president of marketing at Ulocate, the company behind the WHERE platform.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007

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