ION™ Launches Nationwide - Supports 40 U.S. Airports

Free Smartphone App Eases Stress & Rewards Travelers for Shopping and Dining

Aug 16, 2011, 08:14 ET from Sionic Mobile

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sionic Mobile today announced the availability of ION as a free download in both iTunes® and Android™ markets.  ION offers smartphone users consistent, easy-to-use airport maps, synching with frequent travel programs, same day travel alerts and an industry-first, offers & rewards currency.

Unlike other airport or travel apps, ION uses airport maps created in-house by architects and graphic designers specifically for viewing on smartphones.  These digital, interactive maps are geospatially correct, color-coded by shop or restaurant and ideal for in-airport navigation.

A simple trip manager, ION syncs with popular frequent travel programs. On day of travel, ION monitors users' itineraries and automatically updates flight status, gate changes and other important information, helping to ensure a stress-free travel experience.

Also exclusive to ION is airport merchant Offers and Rewards.  Airport shops and restaurants provide incentives for ION users to "stop and spend."  Upon offer redemption, users are rewarded with IONs – the mobile currency for purchasing goods and services at any ION merchant.  On first download and account setup, users are rewarded enough IONs for an instant purchase inside the airport.  Airport merchants in Atlanta are introducing ION, followed closely by shops and restaurants in all of the top US airports.

"ION is designed to help travelers connect with the widening assortment of dining and shopping options within airports' sprawling footprints," said Bob Burroughs, VP Marketing for Sionic Mobile.  "With no need for consumers to register credit cards or align with an airline program, ION is a true loyalty program offering practical results for customers and merchants alike."

In the coming months, ION is reaching beyond airports into local communities, national restaurant chains and large retailers.

About Sionic Mobile

An industry first, the patent-pending ION™ Mobile Loyalty Co-op connects merchants and smartphone consumers within spending distance, then rewards customers for their purchases.  IONs are earned for every offer redeemed and may be spent for goods and services at any ION merchant.  ION is available as a free download in iTunes App Store and Android Market.  ION Offers & Rewards are available through select shops and restaurants in the top US airports and will soon be available through merchants in more than 600 local communities nationwide.  (www.sionicmobile.com)

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