GPS TRACKING APPS LEADER LOCiMOBILE® LAUNCHES NEW APP and COMMUNITY PORTAL FOR EXPANDING MARKET
New Apps and Website Offer Real-Time GPS Tracking for Android® and BlackBerry® Users
Share “Where” Anywhere with Live GPS Tracking
Los Angeles, CA, July 7, 2010-- On the heels of passing 500,000 downloads, GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO.OB) unit LOCiMOBILE, Inc. is poised to launch a new series of GPS Tracking “apps” and web-based location services that solidify the company’s leadership position in the location-based social networking market. Starting July 15th, users can download the full-featured BlackBerry® version of LOCiMOBILE’s new “Tracking” app, and subscribe to a web-based service that enables Android® and GPS-enabled BlackBerry users to be tracked from any laptop or desktop computer. The new GPS tracking apps and community portal website offer cross-platform, real-time live tracking of friends and family, kids and co-workers.
For the past two weeks, Android users have been able to download a free, limited version of the “Tracking” app from the Android marketplace. Unlike its fellow apps GPS Tracking and iLOCi2, which do not work in the background and require permission with each and every locate request, “Tracking” is live, continuous, real-time tracking, running in the background after the tracked user grants permission one time.
With the growing popularity of the new Android-OS phones, close to 115 models and global handset makers like Samsung Electronics entering the app space with their recent launch of bada, the LOCiMOBILE platform is well-positioned to increase its market share by providing cross-platform apps along with a web based portal to this burgeoning user community. Share “where” anywhere with one push or click: LOCiMOBILE GPS Tracking Apps.
Tracking runs in the background on both smartphones and can report its location at user-selected intervals (every minute, five minutes, sixty minutes, and so on). Tracking is perfect to obtain the whereabouts of anyone a user cares for or trusts and wants to know where they are at all times. Tracking is opt-in and only possible if added users provide their consent, and user privacy is assured. The Tracking service costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 for a full year.
“Tracking represents a significant shift from LOCiMOBILE’s existing phone-to-phone technologies and offers both new opportunities for users and expanded subscription and advertising revenues for the Company,” explains GTX Corp. CEO Patrick Bertagna. “With downloads having crossed the half a million mark, and all the new app-ready GPS smartphones entering the market, the timing was right to launch our cross-mobile platform to this growing market.”
“Our two-way GPS Tracking technology as seen on CBS News is already being used in shoes to monitor the elderly afflicted with dementia and in iPhone and iPad apps.” Bertagna concludes. “Real-time, continuous tracking operating in the background is a logical progression to help the Company maintain its competitive edge.”
ABI Research predicts that more than 550 million GPS-enabled handsets will be shipped by 2012. LOCiMOBILE®, with eight apps, downloaded in over 84 countries, continues to gain traction and momentum in what is estimated to be a $29 billion dollar market by end of 2013.
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GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO.OB) a leader in embedded real-time GPS Tracking personal location services (PLS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Known for its game changing patented micro GPS device in a shoe – the patented smart shoe and its block buster smartphone GPS Tracking App which hit number two on the iTunes top grossing chart, the Company continues to pave the way with innovative geo specific and proximity alerting applications that help you know where someone or something is at the touch of a button. Committed to being the "better people finder", GTX Corp owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc. which develops location based social networks (LBSN) applications for smart phones, Code Amber News Service, and Code Amber Alertag. The Company has an aggressive intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copyrights and website properties. GTX Corp is well positioned to capture the PLS Market through its diverse product platform, licensing model, brand recognition, traction in the market and strategic partners.
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