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Telmap Partners with GyPSii for Location-Enabled Social Media Solution

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Press release

Telmap introduces location-enabled social media to its Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion using GyPSii's Open API, OpenExperienceTM

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Salo, Finland and London, UK: February 9th 2010 - GyPSii, the market-leading mobile digital lifestyle application and geo-mobility social media platform, and Telmap, the mobile search, mapping and navigation pioneers, jointly announced today a partnership to develop and introduce advanced location-based social networking as part of Telmap's Mobile Location Companion. 

As part of the cooperation, Telmap will introduce social networking and user-generated content, to the Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion using GyPSii's Open API, OpenExperienceTM.  Telmap5 will offer users access to all their networks of friends across social networks including Facebook and Twitter.  The integration with GyPSii's Open API empowers Telmap5 mobile users to connect the real world with the digital world: accessing and contributing location-aware content, sharing locations, reading and posting recommendations, videos, pictures, finding friends, events, and places, geo-blogging, and more-all in one app.

Ultimately, the new Telmap5 offers mobile operators an opportunity to introduce a richer location-enabled solution to their subscribers, as today's end users are hungry for social technologies and are active on multiple social networks.  A single app combining key social media, navigation, search, and mapping features provides a compelling experience for users. 

GyPSii's Open API, OpenExperienceTM offers Telmap transparent integration of its patented technologies in mobile user generated content creation, friend-finding and a robust suite of development toolkits that support rapid development, fast-track product enhancements, and easy app localization.  OpenExperienceTM also delivers a contextual advertising solution for ultra-targeted commercial messages including advertisements and coupons with a high value to the end user.

"The Telmap-GyPSii enabled offering is fully supportive of people's desire to explore their surroundings and interact with friends around them not only while at home, but also while on-the-go," said Oren Nissim, Telmap CEO.  "GyPSii and Telmap share a vision to offer operators the ultimate location companion they need in order to maintain their subscriber's loyalty through an excellent solution and a superior user experience, and we are sure that this new cooperation will open up additional opportunities for operators to achieve just that."  

"We're excited to provide our Open API, OpenExperienceTM to Telmap to build social media into their navigation companion," said Dan Harple, Founder and Chairman of GyPSii. "This agreement inspires innovation while contributing across the value chain: creating revenues for GyPSii, Telmap, and the mobile operators.  The deal also underscores GyPSii's API as the premier source for the next generation of mobile social networking and contextual advertising.  Our Open API is a widely adopted platform converging location technologies, social media, search, and targeting advertising.  The partnership with Telmap is a natural fit."

GyPSii will showcase its market-leading GyPSii mobile digital lifestyle application and its Open API solution for partners on Stand 7B68, Hall 7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week (Feb15-18).