Thursday, May 19th, 2011 - Mnet Group Limited
Sydney Australia, May 19, 2011 – Mnet Group (ASX: MNZ) announces the successful launch of the TeamVodafone app, which takes fans live inside the V8 supercars of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes.

The TeamVodafone app breaks new ground with telemetry and pit lane updates shared live on the fan’s Nokia device. The app, which is now available exclusively on Nokia’s Ovi Store, is expected to be a big hit with all TeamVodafone racing fans.

This technical innovation was delivered as part of Mnet Group’s extensive expertise as a provider of mobile websites and applications, across multiple platforms including Nokia platforms, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7 and RIM (Blackberry).

The app was built in Web Runtime (WRT), a portable application framework that allows for the creation of widgets on the S60 software platform; an extension to the S60 Web Kit based browser that allows launching multiple browser instances as separate JavaScript applications.

Paul Paoliello, Mnet Group’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, said, “This highly sophisticated app is packed with compelling features and will provide fans with immediate access to all things TeamVodafone.”

Key features include:
  • Updated and current team news
  • Live twitter feed
  • Team, car and driver information
  • Updated championship information and results
  • Multimedia section with access to the latest video and image galleries from each race
  • Merchandise Store with team products available for sale, which link through to the web site for the actual transaction processing

Paoliello added, “The most exciting and dynamic feature of the app is the live telemetry from both team cars during the race. A simple and elegant user interface tracks key parameters on the handset.”

Parameters include:
  • Speed
  • Gear selected
  • RPM
  • Lap distance
  • Driver Cool Suit Temperature
  • Last Lap Time
  • Steering Angle
  • Throttle %
  • Brake PSI
  • G Force (longitudinal/lateral)

Paoliello said, “It’s the kind of detailed insight that fans covet and we’re really pleased to able to enhance the relationship between TeamVodafone and their fans in this real-time way. Whether they are at the trackside or anywhere else in Australia, they are going to feel more connected to the team and to the sport of V8 racing.”

A spokesman for TeamVodafone commented, “We are really thrilled with the second generation application. It gives race fans an exciting live link to what is happening on the track, as well providing insights into Team activities that we have never achieved before.”

The app is located at http://store.ovi.com/publisher/TeamVodafone/ or Nokia users can also download it directly on compatible, Nokia handsets by searching 'TeamVodafone' in the Ovi Store.
ENDS

For further enquiries please contact:
MNET GROUP:
Paul Paoliello, CSMO Mnet Group Limited
M. +61 408 339 067
[email protected]
www.mnetgroup.com

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