Check out the new “Pocket Life for facebook” app

April 21st, 2010

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Geo-tagged Pocket Life status updates on your facebook profile

Geo-tagged Pocket Life status updates on your facebook profile

It is out now – click here to check it out on facebook.

The team has been working hard to come up with a all new way to integrate Pocket Life with facebook. The result is a first of its kind since it allows you to show your Pocket Life status updates geo-tagged on your facebook wall and profile. But not only that: you can basically see all locations, places and geo-tagged photos of yourself and of your friends from within facebook. Check it out!

Friends, Places and Phtos from Pocket Life on your facebook app

Friends, Places and Phtos from Pocket Life on your facebook app

How to set up the “Pocket Life for facebook” application on facebook to get the most out of it:
1) Go here to go to the facebook app page and click “Go to application” on the wall of that page
2) Click “allow” on upcoming facebook pop ups. This will enable Pocket Life to work properly with facebook
3) Once you have logged in and see the first screen of the application on facebook, please log in at www.pocketlife.com and update your location once
4) Then, on facebook go to the “Account” drop down menu and click “Application settings”. In the Pocket Life line item click “Edit settings” and in the Profile tab click “add” for Box and “add” for Tab. Confirm with “Okay”
5) Go to your facebook Profile and click the Boxes tab. In the Pocket Life box click the pen in the upper right corner and click “Move to wall tab”.

Let us know what you think – and expect more fun features to come. This is only another starting point and we  are excited to make it even better and useful for you.

Enjoy and… See you on Pocket Life

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New Pocket Life iPhone Version 2.0

February 16th, 2010

Our newest iPhone version makes location-based social networking more interactive and now includes geo-tagged photos as well as simple ways to store and share favourite places.

The new iPhone version of Pocket Life is out on the shelves of Apple’s iTunes App Stores worldwide. Adding to its existing features to interact and view friends’ real time location on interactive maps the new version now allows to upload and share geo-tagged photos with friends and view them on maps right away.

Other improvements include: favourite places can easily be stored and shared with connected friends and social communication features have been improved. Users can now share their thoughts using a quick status update button and choose from pre-set emoticons to express their mood.

The new iPhone version of Pocket Life is available as a full paid version and a free “lite” version. The lite version has all of the functionality, but limits the number of connected friends you can see on a map.

This iPhone version is the starting point of a ambitious roadmap for 2010. We will roll out Pocket Life across numerous more languages, add fun social features, even more interactivity on the iPhone and support for Google Android.

For a full walk through of the latest release – go to www.pocketlife.com/iPhone.html or watch the video here:

Pocket Life iPhone Overview

Here is a list of all the new and improved features:

New Photo storing and sharing
* My Albums view
* Private Album
* Friends shared albums view
* Thumbnails view
* Full screen view (name, description, geo-code and date) and pan through photos
* Share with friends and delete options
* Geo coded location view on map

Enhanced Favourites
* ‘Check in’ places directly from the map
* Record place details and attach photos
* View your and friends favourite places nearby in list or on map view

Faster Pulse
* Rapid status update option
* Multiple emoticons to express your mood

Better Privacy and Group management
* Assign friends to one or multiple Groups and shift them around at any time
* Enable or disable sharing of content per Group at any time

Go to your iTunes store now to download this latest release. Enjoy and share your experience.

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Pocket Life Shopping – Stands for a new generation of shopping apps

December 29th, 2009

Pocket Life now also enables location based shopping.

If you set your location to anywhere in Australia, you can now experience the best of pre-shopping on our web application, just log on to Pocket Life at http://www.pocketlife.com or on your iPhone.

This special shopping application on the iPhone combines the best social networking experience with the power of location based pre-shopping, enabled by Lasoo, the leading pre-shopping service in Australasia. In addition to all the Pocket Life networking features, if you are user in Australia you can search and review the latest up-to-date product deals around your location. Go to ‘Search Nearby’ in your iPhone App map section and simply type in any product you are looking for and view the best deals around your vicinity on the map.

So no matter if you are looking for the latest digital camera or handbags, you will find the best deal on Pocket Life Shopping.
You will receive retailer details, offer details, including image, price and description of the product and are able to contact the retailer or view the location on a map. Best of all, you can then save the offer details in your favourites menu and share the deals with your Pocket Life friends and later manage and review all your favourite deals on the Pocket Life and Lasoo websites. You will be able to quickly search for thousands of offers and locate what’s on sale from more than 50 of Australia’s biggest retailers and instantly enjoy shopping with your friends. We have introduced this feature first in Australia and New Zealand and it will be rolled out globally after a trial phase.

Check it out today and set the location to Australia, then go to ‘search’ in the ‘Maps section’ and search via the Lasoo product icon. Download the app from the AU iTunes store to your iPhone here:

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Nokia selects Pocket Life as a global winner for best ‘Apps on Maps’

September 11th, 2009

Pocket Life has been named as one of the global winners of innovative applications for the Nokia OVI smartphone platform. Check out Pocket Life on the OVI Maps Forum Nokia partner site.

Managing director of Nokia, Australia and New Zealand, Emile Baak, says “it is fantastic to see a New Zealand developer performing so well against tough global competition.”

“The aim of the Calling All Innovators competition is to expose the best mobile applications from our developer community to consumers around the world.

“I would like to offer my congratulations…, the quantity and quality of the applications we received for the competition was astounding…”

We will work closely with Nokia in the future to bring Pocket Life onto their newest generation smart phones, such as the N97 or the N900 Linux phone and others. Stay tuned.

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Pocket Life is part of the Australian Early Warning Network

September 1st, 2009

The Australian media and the local communities in Victoria, Australia, are calling for a bushfire tracking and early warning tool.

Pocket Life is now supporting the Australian Early Warning Network (EWN) with its technology. Amongst many other emergency scenarios, EWN currently tracks severe weather events and uses the system to alert residents directly in the path of a storm with potential for hail, flash flooding or damaging winds.

As part of this service Pocket Life enables both mobile alerting and location capabilities. For instance, controllers and responders will have access to the system to ascertain the location of assets and communicate with them. This is achieved through the handset where the fire truck can update its position every minute. The asset will show up on the map and will also show who it is and where the event has been.

EWN is multilingual and through EWN’s partnership with Google and Pocketlife the system is now available world wide for free. Many residents, fire brigades and other community services have already registered and more join each day.

Read more press coverage here.

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Pocket Life now available on iPhone

July 6th, 2009

You waited for it for so long, now we have finally released it – Pocket Life for iPhone!

Your wait was worth it. Our iPhone version is the best Pocket Life version ever. Combining Apple’s user-friendliness with the full feature set of location based services and a social community. Pocket Life is available globally on any carrier and on most newer mobile devices. You can now connect to friends who use an iPhone or a Nokia or Blackberry phone. Our Google Android version will be released soon.

Some of the feature highlights include:

  • High quality photo sharing and storage
  • Easy, three step, ‘connect’ with your friends with full integration of your iPhone address book
  • Multiple, interactive, map views including street, satellite, terrain and others
  • Real time display of friends distance, altitude and status updates
  • Interactive browsing through your friends and favourites lists
  • Local search nearby with ‘quick’ search options available globally

Pocket Life is available from the Apple iPhone App Store. To download the application, just open the App Store on your iPhone or access the App Store directly via iTunes on your computer and search for ‘Pocket Life’ or click on the icon below.

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Pocket Life on Blackberry App World

May 12th, 2009

Pocket Life is now available for free download from the BlackBerry App World™ for users in North America and the UK. You can download BlackBerry App World from your desktop computer or your BlackBerry smartphone at no cost.

Go to http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/appworld/ for more details.  Download the App store to your Blackberry smartphone, login and search for ‘Pocket Life’.

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Youtube Pocket Life walkthrough videos

April 20th, 2009

These two videos have emerged on youtube, giving a basic, but good, walk through the mobile and the web versions of Pocket Life.

Check them out.

Mobile Pocket Life interface

Web Pocket Life interface

To experience the full service for yourself – register and login at
www.pocketlife.com/registration.html

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Show your location on facebook

March 31st, 2009