Users experience unprecedented chat, real-time GPS location sharing and meet up capabilities through simple texting with PhoneTag
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture this: a mobile application that blends the best of social media connectivity with a network of friends, the simplicity of inviting those friends to a meet up location, and leveraging the power of location-based GPS technology to provide them directions and monitor their progress that's as simple as sending a text. Thanks to Ohio-based Ripple Mobile's new location sharing mobile app – Ripple PhoneTag – staying connected is that simple.
"We believe PhoneTag is the next evolution of staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues," said Kevin Miller, president and co-founder of Ripple Mobile LLC, a technology innovation firm that powers and creates secure, technology-driven applications for mobile devices. "Just like our OnTime app, PhoneTag is designed to simplify life for mobile users, but also provide the social connectivity they desire."
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, PhoneTag redefines how people stay connected:
Selecting friends from the contact list in a user's mobile phone
Sending a secure text messageinvite containing a unique URL link and wait for their confirmation
Connecting, chatting or determining a meet-up location
Once a user is connected to PhoneTag, how they choose to use it is up them. Users can allow others to follow their whereabouts and see where friends are located, engage in a text chat individually or with the group, or determine a place to meet up with turn-by-turn directions forwarded to every user based on their specific GPS location. Whatever the preference, PhoneTag makes staying connected and meeting up fast, simple and flexible.
Beyond PhoneTag's social benefit, Miller is equally enthusiastic about its important practicality.
"PhoneTag users can see where friends and family are in route to a location, and make sure they get home safe," said Miller. "That's peace of mind people are willing to pay for, and we're essentially giving it away through our location sharing app."