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Locate, MapmyIndia’s people tracking app, now on Windows Phone 8

New feature exclusive to Windows Phone 8 users – Add up to 10 people to track
New Delhi, 22 August 2013: MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps, today announced the launch of its people tracking app for mobile phones – MapmyIndia Locate, on Windows Phone 8. The app, which has so far been live only on Android, helps users identify the location of and stay connected with friends, family and work colleagues. Another Locate feature, exclusive to the Windows Phone, allows you to add up to 10 people you want to keep track of. The mobile application can be downloaded free from the Windows Phone Store at http://bit.ly/146MrgN . Non-Windows phone users can visit the mobile website of MapmyIndia Locate through their phone’s web browser at ttp://locate.mapmyindia.com

Vineet Durani, Director - Windows Phone Business Group, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd, said, “The MapMyIndia Locate app is a great addition to the awesome mix of app experiences that are already available on the rapidly growing Windows Phone Store. In fact, this app has several
unique features including being able to track a preset list of up to 10 people, that are available only to Windows Phone smartphone users. This goes to underscore the amazing consumer uptake for Windows Phone, now the #2 smartphone OS in India.”
 
MapmyIndia Locate Features include:
Tracking yourself is enabled by default in the app
The application also supports detailed movement reporting.
See people you are locating on a real-time map
Users can either manually check-in to places or the app automatically picks up location every 500 meters and shows it as auto-check in
Get movement reports for people being located for up to five days. Reports include full details like date, time and address
Users can set custom locate settings for getting located - like days of the week and time of the day when they wish to be tracked
Reports are accessible not just in the app but also through a web/mobile web dashboard at http://locate.mapmyindia.com
The app uses GPS, Wi-Fi or Cell Tower Triangulation, whichever is available in that order to compute location
  
Rakesh Verma, Managing Director MapmyIndia, said, “We are always anxious about our loved ones, such are the times we live in. There is speed, technology and more, but the safety of our friends and family always is a primary concern. MapmyIndia has been at the forefront of offering innovative and disruptive solutions. Leveraging GPS technology and the amazing Windows phone platform, our endeavor with ‘Locate’ is to improve the lives of Indians. I feel that the vast user base of Windows Phone would be immensely comforted knowing that their friends, family and staff are safe.”
  
How to use MapmyIndia Locate?
The Application has to be downloaded for free from Windows Phone store
Users can then set/configure within the app, the times and days of the week when their friends/family can locate them
Once this is done, users can start reporting their visits by checking-in to the app at the locations
User’s family/friends can then login to their own app, or visit the mobile site from their smartphone browser to gain access to the reports.
  
About MapmyIndia
MapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.) is India's leader in premium quality digital map and data, GPS, location-based services (LBS), GIS and location-based business intelligence solutions. A New Delhi-based ISO 9001-2012 Company founded in 1992, MapmyIndia pioneered digital mapping in India, and since 1995, through continuous field surveys and state-of-the-art mapping technology, has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, robust, reliable, full-featured and continuously updated navigable map dataset for all India. MapmyIndia is driving the Indian navigation and location- based services industry by providing products and services across all platforms, Internet, Mobile, In-car, Print etc., to end consumers directly as well as in partnership with leading international and national Players. ‘MapmyIndia Navigator’ – India’s largest selling in-car GPS navigation device, sells through over 1500 outlets in 100+ cities and online at http://www.mapmyindia.com/store with options such as Cash on Delivery and Free Shipping.  
  
MapmyIndia also provides, to over 500 leading public sector and enterprise customers across every vertical, solutions which utilize location to enable their business and functioning. MapmyIndia Maps are approved and cleared by the Government of India, and follow the Government of India's norms and regulations. MapmyIndia is backed by leading high-tech and private equity firms, such as Qualcomm Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Sherpalo Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners and Zenrin Co. Ltd.  
   
MapmyIndia's Managing Director was elected by GPS Business News as the "World's GPS Businessman for the year 2007" and was honored with the ‘Technovator of the year 2011’ Award by Voice & Data Magazine. MapmyIndia was recently awarded ‘Automotive Product of the Year 2011’ by ET Zigwheels Car & Bike awards and ‘Advisor/Product of the Year’ by Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2012 and ‘Navigation System of the Year 2012’ by Car India. MapmyIndia received other prestigious awards ‘Most Popular Geospatial Data Portal in India’ 2012 at IndiaGeospatial Leadership Forum, ‘Best Application of the year’ award at NDTV Gadget Guru Conclave 2012 and ‘Award Winner of 2012 in m-Travel and Tourism’ at The Billionth Award South Asia.