October 9, 2012 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Birmingham, Alabama - Metrocket, the developer of the popular iExit road-trip application, is partnering with Market America, a national publisher of hotel coupons. This partnership will allow iExit users to see upcoming hotel discounts grouped by exit when traveling on a major U.S. highway.
iExit uses a smartphone's location to determine when a user is on the interstate and then displays upcoming exits and businesses without the press of a button. Its powerful and intuitive search functionality allows users to see only the upcoming exits that have what they need, whether that's diesel fuel, coffee, a rest area or a favorite restaurant. iExit has been the top travel app in the iTunes App Store for much of 2012.
Market America distributes over 20 million of its Original Red Guide magazines annually to rest areas and other outlets across 22 states. As of today, travel coupons for fourteen states can be accessed on mobile devices with iExit, with the remaining states to be added by November 1st. The inclusion of these coupons in iExit makes it more convenient for travelers to find great deals on hotel stays.
"I'm a longtime user of Market America's Travel Coupons because they really can save you significant money," explains Evan Metrock, president of Metrocket. "A coupon for half off a combo meal might save you a couple bucks, but saving 30 percent on a hotel is serious money, and that's why we're so excited about this partnership. Our users are going to love seeing upcoming Market America deals."
iExit is also launching a new website today where users can add their own businesses to the app.
Features of iExit:
* Includes more than 400 food, gas, lodging and retail chains, as well as thousands of independent businesses
* Favorites mode allows users to only see exits with their favorite businesses
* Search functionality allows easy discovery of a particular business or a particular amenity
* Offline mode allows for planning ahead when not on the interstate, even without an internet connection
* Optional background alerts allow users to be reminded before passing an exit with a favorite business
* $.99 on iOS (iPhone, iPad) for a limited time; free on Android
Reviews for previous versions:
"iExit gives a great rolling window into all of the restaurants, gas stations, and what have you as they pass on the nation's interstate highways." - New York Times
"iExit is a valuable resource for travelers in general and especially so for parents of picky eaters." - MacWorld
"There's something to be said for this kind of convenience, especially if you're a serious road-tripper." - CNET
About Market America:
Market America has been serving travelers and the hotel industry for 23 years by providing reliable hotel discount coupons to travelers. Market America makes all of its guides and coupons available on its website.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 20.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iExit Interstate Exit Guide 4.6 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. The update in this press release only applies to the iOS version. The Android version will be updated on December 1st.
Founded by Evan Metrock in 2010, Metrocket is based out of Innovation Depot, a business incubator located in Birmingham, Alabama. This incubator was named the best technology incubator of 2011 by the National Business Incubation Association, beating out more than 2,000 programs. Metrocket released iExit in January 2010 to great critical and commercial success. Copyright (C) 2012 Metrocket, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.