MapQuest Launches My Places on the MapQuest 4 Mobile Downloadable Application
Integration of My Places Lets Users Access Saved Maps and Routes from a Customizable Account on Compatible Mobile Devices
DENVER, CO – February 24, 2009
MapQuest announced the addition of My Places to MapQuest 4 Mobile, MapQuest’s free, downloadable application. My Places lets registered MapQuest users save maps and routes to their profile from the MapQuest site and access them via MapQuest.com, http://www.mapquest.com, or their mobile phone. My Places on MapQuest 4 Mobile is currently available on select BlackBerry smartphones, with additional handsets and major mobile platforms coming in the months ahead.
With My Places, users can set up an account at MapQuest.com and view their saved locations using MapQuest 4 Mobile. Expansion of the service to the MapQuest 4 Mobile application lets users seamlessly extend their MapQuest experience from the desktop to the handset.
“The launch of My Places on MapQuest 4 Mobile further extends the MapQuest.com experience to mobile handsets,“ said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and GM, MapQuest. “We’re pleased to be the first to market with this unique service, that allows our users to access saved maps and routes they’ve generated at MapQuest.com.“
To download the free MapQuest 4 Mobile application with the new My Places integration, go to m.mq4m.com on your mobile device. Existing MapQuest 4 Mobile users will be prompted to upgrade to the latest version of the application, which includes My Places, when they launch the application. For more information on My Places, please go to http://www.mapquest.com/myplaces. To find out more about the MapQuest 4 Mobile application, visit www.mapquest.com/mq4m.
About MapQuest, Inc.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the most recognized and trusted brands on the Internet, offering maps and directions, serving more than 41 million users in January 2009, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.
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