RELIANCE MOBILE LAUNCHES “BIGMAPS” SERVICE

By September 10th, 2009 AT 4:05 PM

Reliance Mobile today announced the launch of  its “BIGMaps” service on its GSM network. The BIGMaps service allows subscribers to search across Business, Directions, Events and Movies by organising local information on a pan-India basis.

This service is available in RWorld for customers to download. With this launch, Reliance Mobile intends to offer a world-class local search platform for India, with maps data across 15 zoom-levels and real-time landmark based routing.

Mr Krishna Durbha, Head VAS, Reliance Communications quoted

“Our BigMap service reiterates our focus of driving VAS leadership through innovative offerings.

This service will increase the usage of device based search & navigation. Business, Event, Direction and PointnFind search are for the serious users, while Friend finder adds the fun element”.

Mr Manav Sethi, COO, BIGMaps added that this was just a beginning and whole lot of unique features on the platform and across data are in store. He added “ BIGMaps has best Maps data and geo-coded yellow pages information with 20+ Mn geo-coded buildings across India which,  once opened on web, allows for most accurate search and user generated content. The missing restaurant could be added on the exact building and its possible to search cafés around Atlantis building in Bandra. We are also ready with the mapmaker tool where in a missing building could be added next to the one on the map”.

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