European Directories releases Augmented Reality applications for Mediatel
London, January 14, 2010 – Today European Directories is announcing the release of two augmented reality applications for Mediatel in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
With the explosion of the mobile Internet, European Directories has been investing significantly in its mobile portfolio of services, including mobile adapted websites as well as iPhone, Android, and Java applications for all its operating countries. Today, European Directories announces the release of the latest addition to its mobile products – two augmented reality applications for Mediatel in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The new applications are based on the Layar augmented reality browser platform (http://layar.com/), run on iPhone 3GS and Android devices, and will provide cutting edge directory search services by allowing consumers to better understand their surroundings while on the go.
“I’m very excited about the release of our augmented reality applications,” commented Carey Bunks, European Directories Group Vice President of mobile, “Mobile Internet usage and revenue are developing at a rapid pace, greatly exceeding the historical growth of the desktop Internet. One of the factors driving this is that many mobile phones are location aware, and augmented reality applications make full use of this to provide consumers with invaluable information about their surroundings, and helping to generate leads for local businesses.”
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About European Directories European Directories is a local search and lead-generation company with well-known brands in Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Czech, Slovak, Poland and Gibraltar. It employs 4,700 staff and has a customer base of over 700,000. The company delivers leads to advertisers through a range of products including print, on-line, search engine marketing, mobile, affiliate networking and RFP/RFQ.