August 13, 2002 LocatioNet and dynamicsoft Inc. has announced their partnership to provide wireless carriers with new revenue opportunities by bringing to market a new class of services that combine location, presence and messaging. This announcement brings together the strengths of two industry leaders: LocatioNet, a developer of a comprehensive integrated platform for the delivery of location-based services (LBS) and dynamicsoft, the provider of mobile services infrastructure software.
By combining presence and messaging with location information, carriers can personalize the user experience and offer a richer set of differentiated services. For example, automated “instant messaging-like” alerts could be sent to users when their friends, relatives, or colleagues get within proximity of their location. Similarly, a two-way instant message could be initiated to two people in a dating service whose profiles indicate a match once they get within range of each other. In the arena of mobile commerce, automated “low intrusion” instant messages could be sent to wireless subscribers featuring specials from nearby establishments that the subscriber has opted into, such as coffee shops, restaurants, retail outlets, movie theatres and museums.