WorldMate

WorldMate has long been know as the "go-to" app for travelers. With flight alerts, hotel info, itinerary tracking, weather and more, WorldMate stands above the rest. Today they have added another weapon to their arsenal by announcing integration with the popular business network LinkedIn. The new partnership allows WorldMate users to share travel and meeting itineraries, notify contacts when arriving in destination cities, search contacts by city and more.

"This WorldMate integration is a perfect synchronization of our two companies' strengths and goals," said Adam Nash, Vice President of Search & Platform Products at LinkedIn. "LinkedIn's mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. The Worldmate integration extends our mission by allowing members to access their professional networks when they're on-the-go. WorldMate has taken an innovative approach to our APIs, extending and tying together the LinkedIn experience to both web and mobile."

This makes WorldMate one of the first companies to incorporate with LinkedIn and offer enhanced features. The new tools will definitely keep WorldMate at the top of it's game, and give users multiple options for better staying in touch with business contacts when traveling. The LinkedIn app is still said to be on the way, but this will help keep users in touch for the mean time. A WorldMate Gold subscription will run you $99 for the year (a free trial is available) but if you travel often it is well worth it. The new version will be pushed out to current users on February 16th. Check out the full press release after the jump.

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WorldMate Enables Business Travelers To Connect With Their LinkedIn Contacts When On The Road - Integration with LinkedIn's API empowers WorldMate members to schedule meetings with colleagues while planning or on trips directly from their BlackBerry smartphone

Palo Alto, CA February 9, 2010 - WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services with nearly 5 million members worldwide, announced today that it has integrated with LinkedIn's APIs to give WorldMate users the power to connect with business colleagues in their destination city. WorldMate members will be able to communicate easily with their entire LinkedIn network through the WorldMate website and Blackberry app.

With this new offering, members can share their travel and meeting itineraries, notify their business contacts when they arrive in their destination city, search for contacts by city, and quickly access professional profiles of their colleagues before walking into their next meeting. This LinkedIn functionality is immediately available to all WorldMate users.

"This WorldMate integration is a perfect synchronization of our two companies' strengths and goals," said Adam Nash, Vice President of Search & Platform Products at LinkedIn. "LinkedIn's mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. The Worldmate integration extends our mission by allowing members to access their professional networks when they're on-the-go. WorldMate has taken an innovative approach to our APIs, extending and tying together the LinkedIn experience to both web and mobile."

As one of the first companies to integrate with the new LinkedIn API, WorldMate enhances its premium features in order to make all aspects of business travel as easy as possible. The LinkedIn integration to WorldMate gives members a host of new tools to manage business connections, including:
  • Quick view of nearby LinkedIn Connections within the WorldMate itinerary
  • A mobile pop-up displaying which LinkedIn Connections are in town upon arrival
  • The ability to scan for and connect with colleagues in the same town

"One of the most important aspects of business travel is building and maintaining professional relationships," Said Nadav Gur, CEO of WorldMate. "It is only natural to incorporate networking when scheduling an upcoming trip and our integration with LinkedIn makes this possible as never before. WorldMate is dedicated to developing the best features and functionality to make business travel more successful for our members."

About LinkedIn
LinkedIn is an Internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and software licensing. The LinkedIn web site was launched in 2003 and is the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 55 million m embers representing 200 countries and executives from every Fortune 500 Company. The company's worldwide corporate headquarters is based in Mountain View, Calif.

About WorldMate
WorldMate is the personal travel assistant chosen by nearly 5 million business and premiere travelers worldwide. WorldMate caters to every aspect of business travel, understands your personal preferences and recommends the ideal options for the best possible travel experience. WorldMate sends real-time "push" alerts about itinerary updates and changes, including flight delays and cancellations and includes travel resources including flight schedules, weather forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and much more. WorldMate, Inc. is privately held and based in Palo Alto, CA. For more information visit www.worldmate.com.