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Introducing Kony Mobile Travel for Airlines, Hotels, and Car Rentals

Travel industry’s first mobile application suite running on all mobile devices and operating systems including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile and Palm

Kony, Inc., a mobile applications platform provider with Write Once, Run Everywhere technology, announced the launch of Kony Mobile Travel for Airlines, Hotels, and Car Rentals, a suite of pre-packaged mobile applications developed specifically for travel and hospitality companies. Kony Mobile Travel applications enable companies to quickly launch and maintain a unique mobile offering that delivers a full-featured, branded, mobile experience via native on-device applications, device-optimized mobile websites, and extensible clients such as SMS/MMS services and gadgets.
With Kony Mobile Travel applications, travelers can conduct real-time transactions such as book and amend flights, make hotel reservations, as well as other time saving features, including flight check-in, virtual room “keys”, and electronic boarding passes on their mobile device.

Based on our patent-pending Write Once, Run Everywhere technology, Kony Mobile Travel applications are hosted software applications that are configured once, and then immediately available for mobile operating systems like Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Google Android, and Palm. Powering this multi-OS mobile technology is the Kony platform, an open, flexible and scalable mobile application development platform that provides a host of features to simplify application development and optimize the functions and user experience of each device’s native capabilities.

“Our mobile platform and vertical applications result in faster time-to-market, superior applications and user experience, and lower total cost of ownership,” said Raj Koneru, founder and CEO of Kony. “The travel industry is a prime landscape for the use of mobile functionality from contextual-based information distribution to mobile booking capabilities, making it a key market to leverage the latest mobile technology.”

Kony Mobile Travel Features

For Airlines
• IATA approved mobile bar coded boarding passes (BCBP)
• Book and pay for flights & upgrades
• Receive booking confirmations
• Status of flights, gates, baggage
• Check-in
• Get fare sales & special offers
• Weather and local travel information
• Book a Car/Hotel/Vacation
• Login to frequent flyer program

For Hotels
• Reserve & book rooms
• View, change, cancel reservations
• Check-in, check-out
• Order dining & room service
• Access to hotel details & amenities
• Book a spa appointment
• Enjoy special packages & promotions
• Loyalty award programs

For Car Rentals
• Book & modify reservations
• Pick-up & returns
• Add-on safety amenities – OnStar, child seats
• Access to driving directions, local services & trip planning
• Enjoy special offers & promotions
• Manage loyalty and awards programs

About Kony
Kony provides a mobile applications platform with Write Once, Run Everywhere technology that delivers mobile presence and commerce for consumer-facing enterprises. Delivering on the vision of mobile faster, better and with lower total cost of ownership, the Kony platform uses a single-code base to develop rich native mobile applications, device-optimized mobile websites, and extensible clients (SMS/MMS/Gadgets). Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., the company also provides pre-built vertical applications which are customizable and ready to be deployed, hosted and managed via Kony 360 services. Visit www.konysolutions.com.