Roll out of Ripple Mobile's location sharing PhoneTag app continues with Android in time for summer festivities
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tis' the season for large events and celebrations – from community fireworks to fairs and festivals. Finding friends and family privately and securely at these crowded activities just got easier. Ripple Mobile today announced that Ripple PhoneTag, its location sharing mobile app that is redefining how people stay in touch and meet up, is now fully compatible with Android.
"Until now, Android users could only experience Ripple PhoneTag through an invitation from an iPhone or Blackberry user and see how it could change the way they stay connected with friends, family and colleagues," said Kevin Miller, president and co-founder of Dublin, Ohio-based Ripple Mobile LLC. "Now we are tapping into the Android market – which is 36 percent of all smartphone users according to a recent Nielsen report – and allowing them to initiate Ripple PhoneTag sessions."
Ripple PhoneTag, which launched in March, is the location sharing mobile app that privately and securely connects individuals with a simple text message and allows users to share their location in real time, engage in texting chats, and determine a meet-up location with turn-by-turn directions provided automatically by GPS technology. Within three months, Ripple PhoneTag has been downloaded in more than 70 countries. It has also doubled the number of users from May to June.
In addition to being a free download, Ripple PhoneTag boasts the most comprehensive list of features among similar location sharing phone apps available to smartphone users. It is so capable that recently it hosted a session with more than 100 people in the United States.
Ripple PhoneTag demonstrates social and personal value to users far beyond traditional communication methods such as phone calls, emails or texting.
Ripple PhoneTag is a free GPS app built around two existing and intuitive mobile phone functions – accessing a contact list and sending a text message. In three steps, it redefines how people stay connected:
- Selecting friends from the contact list in a user's mobile phone
- Sending a secure text message invite containing a unique URL link and wait for their confirmation
- Connecting, chatting or determining a meet-up location
For more information and to download Ripple PhoneTag for free, visit: www.phonetagmobileapp.com. Follow Ripple PhoneTag at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phonetagmobileapp/136106313121302.
SOURCE Ripple Mobile