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indoona: The New Free Service for Calls, Videocalls and Multimedia Messages to the Whole World from Smartphone and PC Soon Improved with New Functions

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CAGLIARI, Italy, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

indoona, the first free application in Europe to make calls, video calls and send multimedia messages free for indoona users worldwide from smartphone and PC (Wi-Fi and 3G), will soon have more functions:

— Audio notes to send voicemail
— Advanced phonebook management for adding, changing or deleting contacts
— De-activation of the background application for considerable savings in battery life.

indoona combines all the best communication functions together for both voice services and multimedia messaging and it’s the ideal application for social communication. With push notifications you can be reached when the application is off. indoona is currently available for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod and iPad) and can be downloaded from the Android Market and App Store, or for PC and MAC directly from http://www.indoona.com.

Calls
With indoona you can call other indoona users free with wifi and 3G connections. You can also call other non indoona users cheaply with indoona out.

Videocalls
You can make and receive free video calls with indoona from and to other indoona users, with your smartphone or computer.

Multimedia messages
With indoona you can send free multimedia messages: you can share where you are and send photos and videos.

Intelligent phonebook
Contacts in your smartphone and PC’s phonebook will be ordered and synchronised in the indoona phonebook, which will be constantly updated so you can tell when a contact has downloaded the app and can be called for free.

indoona Out
By buying credit directly through the application or on the website http://www.indoona.com you can cheaply call all landlines and mobiles worldwide starting at less than 1 cent a minute, without incurring an answering fee and based on the actual seconds of the conversation.

An indoona number
With an indoona number you can be called on a landline wherever you are. Your friends, family and colleagues who call you from the same country from an indoona number will only pay the cost of a local call. If you are abroad and they call you on your indoona number, you will also save as you won’t pay roaming costs. The indoona number is available for 15 Euros for 3 months or 48 Euros a year.

SOURCE﹛Tiscali

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February 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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TripAdvisor App Downloaded 25 Times A Minute

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2nd only to Google Earth, TripAdvisor is the world’s most downloaded travel app

SINGAPORE, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — TripAdvisor( http://www.tripadvisor.com )(R), the world’s largest travel site*, today announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it is, after Google Earth, the world’s most downloaded travel app, according to download data for 2011 provided by app research company Distimo (Note 1).

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The TripAdvisor app was downloaded an average of 25 times per minute in January 2012 and has now surpassed 15 million total downloads (Note 2) of the TripAdvisor app across all platforms and devices in 20 languages, making TripAdvisor the global go-to resource for mobile travel planning.

TripAdvisor has also announced its new HTML5 cross-platform tablet app, now available in the Android marketplace. This free app features a clean and simple interface, making it an easy way for travellers to access the millions of reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor. Travellers can see a list of top ranked hotels, restaurants, attractions and more in a destination and use filters to make quick comparisons and choices to meet their travel needs.

In addition, recognizing that over 50 percent of travellers intend to use their phones to find hotels, attractions and restaurants near their current location (Note 3), TripAdvisor has launched a widget for the Android app, which loads a page on your mobile desktop to always show the nearest hotels, attractions and restaurants to where you are.

“TripAdvisor is focused on delivering the best experience to travellers on mobile and tablets and we’re delighted to see that TripAdvisor is the most downloaded travel planning app in the world,” said Nathan Clapton, vice president of mobile partnerships at TripAdvisor. “Mobile is a key initiative for TripAdvisor and we are constantly innovating with partners to develop features for mutual benefit.”

Other TripAdvisor Cross-Platform App Features:

Map-based Browsing
Travellers can conveniently zoom in on an area for more details about the destination they are researching. The app also allows travellers to identify other nearby hotels, restaurants, and attractions for those looking to plan a complete itinerary.

Near Me Now
Travellers can quickly determine what hotels, restaurants, and attractions are nearby their current location.

My Saves
Travellers can save hotel, restaurant, and attraction pages so they can conveniently access them again for future reference.

Photos
App users also have access to TripAdvisor’s more than 10 million brilliant full-screen traveller photos of the places they are planning to visit.

For conference attendees
Nathan Clapton, vice president of mobile partnerships at TripAdvisor, will be at the TripAdvisor pod on the Android stand in Hall 8 (8C25) during Mobile World Congress.

TripAdvisor has free mobile apps available for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Nokia, and Palm smartphones, Android tablets, iPad, and a mobile website available for all major mobile devices. For more information, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/mobile.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor(R) is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 18 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 65 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include: ww.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com, and http://www.kuxun.cn.

Notes:

1. Source: Distimo study of all mobile app downloads in the travel sector in 2011 across all 65 markets where data is available for Apple App Store for iPad, Apple App Store for iPhone, Google Android Market and Windows Phone Marketplace.
2. Source: internal data
3. Source: PhoCusWright “Mobile hits the mainstream” report 2012

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE﹛TripAdvisor, Inc.

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February 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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