December 30, 2008 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] New York, NY - For the first time, MacWorld attendees have the opportunity to win a vacation just for doing something that comes naturally: meeting new people. During MacWorld 2009 (1/5/09-1/9/09), every new personal or business contact made by attendees using their iPhone and free app beamME provides an entry into the beamME/Up Sweepstakes. Bonus entries are also available for completing fun challenges, like beaming people named Wozniak. One lucky winner will fly away to sunny Hawaii.
"Meeting new people at a conference is a big part of why we attend," said Gabe Zichermann, CEO of rmbrME, the developer of beamME for the iPhone. "This year, we're making networking into a game that anyone can play...and win."
beamME is the world's most popular service for mobile contact exchange, enabling any mobile to "beam" a socially-networked vCard to any other device, without handset or carrier restriction. Card recipients need no special hardware, software or registration to retrieve their new contact and - in most cases - can add directly to their phone or PC address book with a single click. beamME is available as a free download for the iPhone or iPod Touch from the iTunes App Store.
To enter the drawing, MacWorld attendees must register on the rmbrME website and download the free beamME application for their iPhone or iPod Touch. Every time they meet someone new, using powerful and popular beamME to exchange their contact information generates an entry into the contest. Bonus challenges offer an opportunity to increase the number of potential contest entries. A number of rules and restrictions apply to the beamME/Up Sweepstakes - a complete list of which can be found online.
Based in New York City, rmbrME is best known for developing the breathtakingly simple and popular beamME for the iPhone/iPod Touch and universal contact exchange using SMS. The company's design philosophy is that digital contact exchange only works when it's device, carrier and social network independent, lifting the requirement for recipients to have special hardware, software or registration before being able to access new contacts. Copyright 2008 rmbrME. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.