June 4, 2009

WorldMate comes to the iPhone

 

Ayelet NoffWorldMate is huge in the mobile world — it first started as a Palm OS app back in 2000. Then, as today, they realized that “travel = mobile” and so it made sense to build a mobile application for travelers.

WorldMate had an innovative approach and built what was the industry’s first on-device portal with a myriad of travel content for online/offline use. WorldMate was so successful that many PDA/Smartphone makers, including Nokia, Palm, HP, and Sony Ericsson, pre-installed it on their devices. More than 3 million people use WorldMate across the Symbian, BlackBerry, Palm OS and Windows Mobile platforms. 

But that was then when making mobile apps meant being pre-installed on a pre-sale phone. The world has moved on since the launch of the iPhone to a new world of online application stores. Now, right before the expected launch of iPhone 3.0, WorldMate has come to the iPhone app store. Continue reading