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Partnership Provides Touchless, Voice-Activated Parking Data to WonderVoice's Handsfree iOS App for Drivers in U.S. and Canada
TEL AVIV, Israel and SANTA MONICA, California, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, WonderVoice, a mobile solution that aims to enable voice-activated access to app information while on-the-go, unveiled a touchless virtual parking assistant within its app that is powered by ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time parking information.
"We continue to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to help people interact with their apps while on the go and to serve as a voice controlled hub for social networking, music, navigation and now parking," said Gal Melamed, WonderVoice founder and CEO. "We're turning the frustration of finding parking into a convenient and seamless experience by working with ParkMe to offer crucial live data. Without lifting a finger, the always-on voice control within the WonderVoice app interacts to users to get the perfect parking spot."
Cue up the WonderVoice app by stating "Look for parking." From there, the intelligent voice assistant will guide motorists to the best parking location based on their choice of off-street parking, real-time availability, proximity and expected rate. Once a parking spot has been selected, just ask WonderVoice to "Take me there" and the app will instruct the user's preferred navigation app (Google Maps, Waze, etc.) to do just that. WonderVoice is available to users in the U.S. and Canada for $0.99 in the iTunes App Store for use on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Parking data for the WonderVoice app is supplied by ParkMe. ParkMe leverages information gathered from public and private garages, lots and on-street parking to help WonderVoice users make the best parking choice based on location, price and other preferences.
"We're proud to be included among such a distinguished group of trailblazers in social media and music, such as Facebook and Spotify," stated Sam Friedman, ParkMe CEO and co-founder.
Alex Israel, ParkMe COO and co-founder, said, "ParkMe's strategy is to deliver smart data and advanced analytics to solve parking issues worldwide. Our addition to WonderVoice's portfolio of context- and location-aware voice intelligence offerings compliments that strategy perfectly."
The WonderVoice app recently ranked in the Top 10 among popular productivity apps in the iTunes App Store. In addition to its parking capabilities through its partnership with ParkMe, the app features full interaction with Facebook content by delivering news feeds, chat, messages and events, as well as the capability to create user status updates, like posts, determine who's online and who's nearby, and more. WonderVoice also allows users to command the app to play Facebook friends' music from YouTube and Spotify.
WonderVoice is the leading provider of voice assistant technology with a clear mission to help people interact with their apps while on the go, whenever interacting with the screen is simply not the preferred option.
By leveraging its patent pending technology which is based on deep social language and contextual understanding, WonderVoice have created the world's first and only iOS app that enables deep interaction with social networks e.g. Facebook.
WonderVoice allows natural continuity to your web and mobile experience while it responds to your voice, no touching necessary.
WonderVoice is a privately held company, founded in 2011 by Gal Melamed, and based out of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android apps. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe's mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world's most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 28,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 32 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @TheParkMeApp, and on Facebook Facebook.com/TheParkMeApp.
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. Founded in 2001, Angeleno Group is a leading growth equity firm dedicated to investing in next generation energy and natural resources companies globally.
For WonderVoice - Gal Melamed, WonderVoice, +1-213-261-0092, email@example.com
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