Poynt is a free application** and is available to BlackBerry(R) smartphone owners in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Germany.
Press Release Excerpts:
Poynt is a convenient and timesaving service that connects consumers to local businesses and movie theaters at the moment they want to buy or acquire products or services. By entering search terms, the consumer is able to find businesses and movies near their location, get phone and address information as well as additional enhanced features such as accessing movie reviews and trailers. Results are sorted by distance and the user has the option to view directions on a map, click-to-call the business, or view their website.
“Since we launched Poynt last year, we have received numerous requests to expand our service to the United Kingdom,” said Andrew Osis, CEO, Multiplied Media. “We are pleased to continue our geographic expansion and look forward to providing mobile location services in the UK.”
– GPS – the GPS functionality has been optimized to provide faster
– Cell-site locates – Cell-site locates allow Poynt to quickly access a
user’s general location while awaiting a GPS lock.
– Enhanced User Interface – Poynt’s UI was developed specifically for
BlackBerry smartphones to provide users with an immersive, easy-to-
use and visually appealing experience.
– Mapping Integration – Poynt is fully integrated with both
BlackBerry(R) Maps and Google Maps.
– Map Route – Poynt integrates with Gokivo(TM) Navigator to provide
turn-by-turn voice navigation.
– Address Book Integration – Users can add frequently accessed listings
to their BlackBerry(R) Contact List, providing convenience for future
– Share Search Results – Integration with BlackBerry(R) Email allows
users to easily share listings with friends and colleagues.
– Movie Module – Users can plan their night at the movies by seeing
what is playing near them, watching trailers, viewing showtimes and
reading reviews, cast and synopsis details.
– Movie Theater Details – Users can get information on seating layouts,
wheelchair accessibility and number of screens.
– Add to Calendar Option – Users have the ability to add movie search
results to their BlackBerry(R) Calendar by date and showtime, as well
as invite friends to join them.
The Poynt application is available for the BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) series and BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) series smartphones, as well as the BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) and BlackBerry(R) Storm(TM) smartphones and utilizes built-in BlackBerry(R) smartphone capabilities including locates by GPS* and cell-tower detection, click-to-call, click-to-map and click-to-view-website.