Polish mobile solutions innovator Psiloc announced today that it has added the highly acclaimed Connect application to its flagship mobile travel platform, World Traveler, which is currently pre-installed on select Nokia mobile devices.
Online PR News – 16-March-2010 – – “Connect works by enabling your phone to shift automatically between network access points, according to your preferences,” Marek Filipiak, president and founder of Psiloc said. “This is perfect for everyone from the traveler to the commuting business person who would like to avoid the hassle of setting access points manually each time internet use is necessary.”
As of mid-March, Connect is now available as a premium plug-in on Psiloc’s World Traveler platform, available in World Traveler’s plug-in manager following a routine World Traveler update. Filipiak noted that offering the popular plug-in was a no-brainer, pointing out that use of Connect saves the active user money each day—not to mention countless hours each year.
Users and critical publications concur, with the predecessor of the current Connect plug-in, Psiloc’s standalone Connect, having been described as “the app we've all been waiting for” by Symbian in Motion; as an application “sent from the Gods” by Symbian-Guru.com and as “a must-have application” by The Nokia Blog.
The Connect plug-in for World Traveler incorporates all the latest features of Connect custom tailored to World Traveler.
Filipiak described the Connect plug-in as another step in developing World Traveler as an all-in-one platform for the mobile traveler. The Connect addition follows a series of other specialized plug-ins, including Hotelzon, a complete hotel bookings plug-in added through an agreement with Finnish mobile hotel booking leader Hotelzon and Flight Assistant, which allows travelers to search for flights—while also being alerted to flight status changes—the company has seen its total number of global users grow to more than 1.5 mln users world-wide.
The World Traveler application also includes features that allow users to check the time in multiple time zones, as well as the currency exchange rates and the weather for a user’s destination.
Notes to editors:
Psiloc is one of the world’s leading mobile phone application providers, with Filipiak attributing recent success to a combination of the company’s deep knowledge of Symbian technology and strategic relationships with the world’s leading cellular phone manufacturers.
Psiloc’s mobile travel platform, World Traveler, is compatible with most third-generation and all fifth generation Nokia S60 phones and is pre-installed on several current devices. The platform will be pre-installed on more models beginning in 2010.
World Traveler has more than 1.5 mln users, with the number growing at a rate of more than 7,000 new users each day.
The Hotelzon plug-in is the first “third-party” plug-in to be added to World Traveler, and users will be able to download the plug-in by either going to the plug-in manager within the World Traveler application or by visiting Psiloc’s www.worldtraveler.biz website.
Connect is available as a premium plug-in for a EUR 7.95 license fee good for one year.