LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 7, 2011 — Flixwagon, the leading provider of Interactive Mobile Video Broadcast and Social Networking platform, today announced its ‘Geo Edition’ application was selected to be showcased as part of Verizon Wireless’ Location-Based Service (LBS) Applications (Apps) Showcase at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Flixwagon’s app will be displayed on various Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices.
The Flixwagon ‘Geo Edition’ solution for Android mobile phones is the first mobile application to combine the integrated power of:
- Live Mobile Video Broadcasting
- Social Networking
- Location Positioning
- GPS Navigation system
The 2011 CES LBS Apps Showcase, presented inside the Verizon Wireless CES booth, showcases apps developed using Verizon Wireless’ cross-device platform LBS SDK, NavBuilder® Inside (NBI). The apps leverage Verizon’s inherent location capabilities and provide a seamless user experience by embedding maps, local search, and traffic-aware directions. The advantage to device users is that they do not need to leave the app to take advantage of the LBS capabilities. In addition, the apps are enabled with Verizon’s GPS Navigation, VZ Navigator®, and provide a better user experience by offering voice-guided GPS 3D navigation.
Flixwagon’s Geo Edition Application enables consumers to broadcast live mobile video from a recommended location and use social networks (Facebook, Twitter) to share, in real-time, the experience. Additionally, it provides everyone who views the video and likes the place the ability to get into their car and use the integrated VZ Navigator to drive to the specified location without an address or directions.
"We are pleased to have the Flixwagon app, leverage Verizon’s inherent location capabilities and use our free mapping and navigation APIs to provide an innovative and seamless user experience to end-users on Verizon Wireless devices," said Kris Kolodziej, Associate Director - LBS, Verizon Wireless.
This is the first release of Flixwagon technology on the Android platform and further enhances live mobile interaction capabilities. The new features include:
- Paint - Which allows touch phone users to easily sketch and draw on top of the captured video and broadcast the combined visual result.
- Extended Chat – Enabling Chat between Facebook viewers of Flixwagon broadcasted video and the broadcaster.
- Mobile Gallery – Provides ability to view and manage personal video clips from the mobile.
"We are excited about the opportunity to be included in Verizon Wireless’ CES showcase, said Arie Offner, Chairman, Flixwagon. “We believe that Verizon Wireless customers will enjoy how Flixwagon’s Geo Edition App introduces a new and useful way to benefit from shared video clips. We all want to find an easy and smooth way to get to unfamiliar recommended places and by combining our Geo Edition with Verizon’s Navigator it is now possible."
Flixwagon is a leading provider of Interactive Mobile Video Broadcast and Social Networking platform. Flixwagon’s platform provides service providers with the ability to offer interactive video broadcast, chat, recording, storing, distribution, with advanced capabilities for viewing and broadcasting from virtually any mobile device. Flixwagon makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to visually express and socialize their experiences, interests, and adventures, in video, live!
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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