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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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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