LONDON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
67% of business travellers surveyed said they welcomed the opportunity to network with new people in their free time, but only 2% of those questioned actually do. Meetworx aims to address this gap via a simple mobile app that allows business travellers to make contact with other professionals nearby to make the most of precious free time & build valuable new contacts.
Social business networking mobile app, Meetworx, today released the findings of their recent survey into business travel habits. The survey found that whilst over two thirds of those questioned welcomed the opportunity to meet and network with new people in their spare time; only a fraction of those questioned actually did.
Commenting on the findings, Meetworx founder Stuart Reed said "There is clearly a desire for professionals to grow their network whilst away on business, but there are few solutions that facilitate this in an efficient way. We believe Meetworx is the ideally placed to bridge this gap, as it provides a very simple mobile app allowing professionals to quickly find and connect with others whilst away on business."
Addressing a need
Meetworx is a proximity aware mobile app available on Android devices. It responds to a growing trend of modern business travellers that can find themselves with free time in a new city without any friends or associates nearby. Many business travellers are likely to find themselves in a similar situation without the mechanism to easily meet others; losing the opportunity to make new professional contacts and to eliminate the boredom that can often be associated with free-time on business travel.
Using location based technology; Meetworx allows the users to discover other Meetworx users in their immediate area. Using the clever "slider" bar; users can define their search area anywhere from 0 to 12km to find others in their vicinity. Additionally, users can choose when they appear online to others and mobile phone numbers are not shared nor displayed - leaving the user in complete control of the information they choose to share with others at all times.
Speaking about the growing trend, Stuart said "How many times have you been away on business sitting alone in the hotel bar, looking round at countless others that are also sitting alone and thinking it seems crazy we are not talking? You could be missing out on some really great professional connections or simply a good conversation over a drink in your free time. Meetworx makes it easy to make that initial contact - the smartphone app allows you to identify other users in the area and to make contact via IM."
Talking about the user experience of Meetworx, Stuart further commented "Adding a status update along with industry focus, specialism and even a photo via the personal profile allows others to find you quickly; and for you to swiftly identify business networking contacts that are most relevant. Using the in-app IM functionality makes it easy to make contact - helping you build your professional network and finding potential business opportunities."
Boosting productivity at work
The Meetworx survey into business travel habits also found that almost 80% of those questioned said they may be more productive at work if they have been able to interact with others in their spare time, suggesting that there could be gains for both employer and employee through networking whilst away on business.
Broad business appeal
Meetworx is a highly flexible business networking tool; it's great for business travellers to find people to network with when away on business; or to make the most of down-time at conferences; or for headhunters & recruiters to discover a rich pool of talent whilst at trade shows & exhibitions.
Free to download & easy to use
Available as a free app on Google Play, Meetworx is easy to install and use in 5 simple steps:
1) Activate Meetworx App
2) Go away on business
3) Locate other Meetworx users locally
4) Make Contact via IM
Meetworx is available on Android and can be found from Google Play at http://www.google.com and now GetJar at http://www.getjar.com/meetworx Further information also available at http://www.meetworx.net
Meetworx is a business social networking app for mobile devices and available for most Android smartphones. Meetworx allows users to make contact with new connections in their vicinity - building their professional network & making the most of their free time whilst on business travel. Meetworx is ideal for business travellers to make the most of their free time; for conference delegates to foster new business opportunities; and for head-hunters & recruiters to tap into a rich pool of talent at exhibitions & trade shows.
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SOURCE Sum32 Ltd