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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Introducing the Truck Tracker & Map Widget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(New York, NY, June 8, 2011) — Food trucks have a more reliable way to tell their fans where they are thanks to Mobile Meteor's newest features, the Truck Tracker & Map Widget.

The Truck Tracker is a mobile web application that Mobile Meteor customers can access from their smartphones to quickly update their location. It's not reliant on Twitter, which means trucks can use tweets to engage with customers - instead of using it to post their locations. (It does, however, give users the option of sending an automatic tweet each time there's an update.)

The Map Widget pulls a truck's location from the Truck Tracker and creates an easy-to-read map that can appear anywhere (truck chooses!) - their website, their Mobile Meteor mobile website and even their Facebook fan page. When the truck is not on the streets, a fun "standby" image is displayed to let customers know it will be back soon.

"We're excited to try these new features," said Ali Beydoun, owner of the popular Frites N Meats food truck (whose return in August is eagerly awaited by thousands of fans). "We've been running on Mobile Meteor's mobile site for months, and our customers love it because they can quickly get our menu, location and contact details."

Customers who sign up for a Mobile Meteor website will get the The Truck Tracker and Map Widget set up for free. The Mobile Meteor website includes the ability to display menus, images, blog feeds and contact information. It also integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and other social media tools and lets Food Truck owners easily update their mobile sites through a dashboard.

Ben Goldberg, owner of The Frying Dutchmen, said, "We can update the maps on all of our sites - desktop, mobile and Facebook - with the tap of a button. So, even if Twitter goes down people can find us. That's good for customers and good for business!"

Setup for Mobile Meteor costs $299, with a 30 day money-back guarantee. Maintenance is $9.99 a month. Vendors who sign up before July 4th will only have to pay the setup fee - no monthly cost. for more information. Contact Mobile Meteor for more information. You can also view a detailed presentation here.

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