Interment.net Launches the Mobile Edition of its Website
LAKE FOREST, CA - October 5, 2000 - Interment.net, publisher of genealogical content focused on cemeteries, launches the mobile edition of its website. Visitors with a handheld computer running either the PalmOS or WindowsCE operating system can access the mobile edition using the AvantGo client application. The mobile edition provides the latest articles on The Cemetery Column, a list of the newest cemetery transcriptions on Cemetery Records Online, general site news, and user submitted tips. The mobile edition will allow users of Interment.net to access its content while away from the Internet.
The mobile edition is accessed from a handheld computer using the AvantGo client application. Whenever a user "syncs" their device, AvantGo retrieves the latest content from Interment.net and downloads it to the device. The user can then browse the content like browsing a website. "AvantGo is like a web browser for handheld computers, except that you browse offline", says Steve Johnson, creator of Interment.net. "Through AvantGo, you can access the mobile editions of The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TV Guide, and now the latest news and articles from our site."
Previously, Interment.net could only be accessed by going online and visiting the website. Now, handheld users can download the mobile edition and take it wherever they go. "You can read our news and articles while having lunch at a restaurant, or waiting for an oil change, or commuting on the subway", says Johnson.
The announcement of Interment.net's mobile edition, marks the first time ever that genealogical content will be made available through mass distribution for the handheld platform. "AvantGo is the largest distributor of content optimized for handheld computers and web-enabled phones", says Johnson. "Up until now, handheld users have had difficulty finding genealogical news and information." AvantGo has more than 700,000 subscribers worldwide.
Interment.net's mobile edition is accessible free of charge. Downloading and installing AvantGo is also free of charge. For information on how to access the mobile edition, or to view sample screen shots, visit http://www.interment.net/mobile.htm.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Interment.net has been publishing cemetery related content for the genealogical community since March of 1997, including "Cemetery Records Online", the most popular Internet destination for cemetery transcriptions, and "The Cemetery Column", an electronic journal of cemetery related news and articles. For additional information, visit the website at: http://www.interment.net or call (714) 915-1009.
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