CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With the hottest summer in recent memory throughout most of the country, many of us are looking for ways to stay cool and hydrated while on-the-go. Thermos, the iconic manufacturer of insulated beverage bottles, is helping out by bringing back the water fountain with its new, free iPhone application "OasisPlaces." OasisPlaces is a handy user-generated guide that allows users to track locations, ratings and even photos of public water fountains across the U.S.
While many people have made a commitment to avoid disposable bottled water, it can be challenging to keep a reusable bottle full of fresh water while away from home or work. OasisPlaces makes it easier than ever for families, outdoor athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle to avoid disposable bottles by quickly finding water and sharing their experiences with others. Registered users can add new fountains, images, comments and ratings on the following criteria: coldness, cleanliness, location and flavor.
Thermos has been making products that help people lead healthier lifestyles for over a century," said Rick Dias, President and COO at Thermos L.L.C. "With our insulated hydration bottle offerings and the OasisPlaces app, we want to make it easier than ever to enjoy a refreshing and healthy drink of cold water."
By highlighting the use of reusable beverage bottles, OasisPlaces is both budget and environmentally friendly. Users will be able to reduce their amount of bottled water waste and also save significantly over the cost of disposable bottles. Buying just one disposable water bottle a day can cost an average of $450 a year. In addition, to celebrate the launch of the OasisPlaces app, Thermos will sponsor random giveaways of free insulated hydration bottles to registered app users in August and September 2010.
OasisPlaces is available now for free download on iTunes. For more information, please visit www.thermos.com.
SOURCE Thermos L.L.C.