Innovative new phonebook EndecaUI apps for BlackBerry and iPhone
March 15, 2010
DirectWest Corporation (DirectWest), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) today announced it has launched an innovative mobile phone application that will allow BlackBerry and iPhone users quick and easy access to an enhanced SaskTel Phonebook.
“These device specific apps are the next evolution of the Mobile SaskTel Phonebook that allow users access to the SaskTel Phonebook via their cell phones,” said Gord Farmer, DirectWest President. "These new launches, coupled with the continued strong usage of the print and online SaskTel Phonebook, enable us to bring buyers and sellers together, wherever and whenever it's most convenient.”
DirectWest recently launched an enhanced SaskTel Online Phonebook at www.mysask411.com that provides
The mysask411 iPhone and BlackBerry App, powered by DirectWest and developed by SaskTel Labs, are free downloads for compatible mobile devices and can be downloaded at www.directwest.com/downloads or directly through iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mysask411/id353992129?mt=8) or BlackBerry App World (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/6308). There is also a Widget and a Gadget available for quick and easy access to our Online SaskTel Phonebook at www.directwest.com/downloads.
DirectWest, a wholly owned subsidiary of SaskTel, publishes and distributes all 10 SaskTel Print Phonebooks across Saskatchewan, bringing buyers and sellers together. The SaskTel Phonebook is also available online and mobile browser at www.mysask411.com or by texting 306411. The SaskTel Phonebooks are the most complete, used and preferred phonebooks in Saskatchewan. Advertisers served by DirectWest benefit from a powerful combination of the widest reach of any local media and unsurpassed return on investment. In addition to consistently generating value through print, online and mobile phonebooks, the company continues to add new services and solutions for their advertising customers.
SaskTel Labs is a new department within SaskTel with a mandate to create solutions that simplify and enable a personalized experience on broadband or wireless networks.
For more information, please contact:
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Corporate Communications
Phone: (306) 777-4476