SAN FRANCISCO LONDON Feb. 10, 2011 February 14
More than 50 different device models now come with the Palringo application pre-loaded, allowing manufacturers and operators to offer low-cost, basic phones with differentiated features such as push-to-talk, picture messaging, and location and presence functionality. Palringo also provides manufacturers with the ability to develop their own branded IM networks and active address books that can integrate presence, location and status information for contacts.
How Does it Work?
Palringo has developed its own end-to-end telco-grade IM network with a proprietary protocol designed specifically to enable rich communications on any mobile device. The Palringo client works on all major mobile OSes, provides a robust network with more than 150,000 active affinity groups, and is able to connect to popular IM services. In addition to sending text-based IMs, users enjoy a host of additional features including:
- Voice: A flexible form of push-to-talk messaging that allows users to use their phones like walkie-talkies;
- Pictures: Palringo makes it easy to snap a picture on the phone, or select a picture from the on-device album, and drop it into an on-going discussion with an individual or within a group.
- Groups: Palringo’s group function is flexible and scalable and can easily accommodate hundreds of individuals within a group, making it a perfect communications tool for clubs, games enthusiasts and other affinity-based groups;
- Location: Palringo offers a rich location/presence functionality that adds an additional level of communication within groups.
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