Zippi Networks, Inc. Selects MobileFrame Software As Their Standard Platform For 250,000 Mobile Franchisees Selling On EBay
Zippi Networks, Inc. Has Selected MobileFrame's Configurable Mobile ApplicationTM Software for 250,000 Anticipated Mobile Zippi Franchisees
San Jose, Calif. -- June 14, 2007 - MobileFrame, LLC (www.mobileframe.com), the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM, announces that ZippiTM Networks, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ZPNW ), the innovative force behind revolutionizing the EBay online selling process, has chosen MobileFrame's award-winning enterprise mobility software Platform to automate 250,000 Zippi Mobile Franchisees. Used by a wide variety of commercial, retail, industrial, federal and municipal organizations, MobileFrame's enterprise software has repeatedly swept MobileVillage's Mobile Star AwardsTM year after year for customer satisfaction.
Many homeowners have surplus items they would like to sell, but are reluctant to take on the task of listing the items on EBay, responding to inquiries, packing and shipping goods that are sold, and then collecting payment from strangers via the Internet. Many casual sellers are overwhelmed by this prospect. As a result, their unwanted items continue to accumulate instead of being turned into usable cash. Zippi has developed a creative solution that enables sellers to realize cash for their surplus items without any of the headaches associated with selling the items on EBay by themselves. Zippi will send a representative to a seller's home to manage all aspects of the sale. Using a Motorola MC35 mobile computer, the Zippi representative will enter a description of the items offered for sale, photograph the items, post and scan a barcode on each item, record voice notes containing additional information, select the proper EBay category and collect the seller's signature. MobileFrame's wireless software allows Zippi to immediately post the items for sale on EBay. For all of these services, the seller only pays a small commission to Zippi out of the proceeds of the sale.
The MobileFrame solution allowed Zippi to automate their Mobile Online Selling Applications on a single fully integrated mobility platform. With integrated intelligent networking, prioritized synchronization, remote device configuration and management, and remote software updates all built-in to one software platform, MobileFrame significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. Data collected by Zippi Franchisees in the field is stored on a handheld device and automatically synchronized to a Zippi back office server to automatically post items for sale on EBay when wireless or wired access becomes available. MobileFrame's software operates on any .NET enabled handheld device, including Pocket PC PDA's, Tablet PC's or Laptops.
MobileFrame's award-winning Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM software platform is an entirely self-contained mobility solution that provides full functionality out-of-the-box, with no custom programming, no third party mobile gateways, synchronization engines or SDK's required. MobileFrame's software allows Zippi to capture photographs, voice notes, documents, templates, logos, sketches, digital signatures, bar code scans, magnetic strip read outs, RFID tags and advanced algorithmic functions, and attach them directly into their mobile applications. Applications are stored in a library so Zippi can quickly make changes whenever operational requirements change, enabling on-the-spot deployment of a wide variety of mobile applications. MobileFrame's software affords Zippi unparalleled flexibility to create new mobile applications of any degree of complexity, incorporating any mix of business processes, and deploy those applications to their Mobile Franchisees on-the-fly.
"Although a growing number of consumers continue to be fascinated by the EBay marketplace, we are consistently met with a sigh of relief that Zippi can picture, port and sell items on EBay on a consignment basis," said Robert A. Rositano CEO of Zippi Networks. "MobileFrame's highly capable software permitted Zippi to deploy its mobile field service application in less than a month from start to finish. This is truly an amazing product."
"A very compelling part of Zippi's charter is making online selling so easy and fast that anyone can have a distinct competitive advantage to make occasional sales or gain the fulltime freedom of being an entrepreneur," said Dean J. Rositano, president and co-founder of Zippi Networks. "Only first-class tools, such as MobileFrame's Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM platform software will make our groundbreaking business model a success for Zippi and the online sellers who become a part of our network. MobileFrame is the most advanced mobile technology in the market and it will give our sellers an anywhere, anytime advantage."
"MobileFrame is very pleased that Zippi has chosen our revolutionary platform," said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame's CEO and President, "Zippi has automated all of their Zippi mobile field sales operations without having to write a single line of custom code. MobileFrame's revolutionary Smart ArchitectureTM handles all software programming complexities in the background permitting Zippi to quickly deploy sophisticated mobile applications by means of a user-friendly point and click Graphical User Interface."
About MobileFrame LLC
MobileFrame has established a new category of user driven smart mobile computing, with integrated intelligent networking and synchronization. The company's pioneering software significantly streamlines the process of developing, deploying and administering mobile enterprise applications. MobileFrame is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our Web site at www.mobileframe.com.
About Zippi Networks, Inc.
Zippi Networks, Inc., arms a new generation of online sellers with the advanced tools and strategies to free themselves from shrinking profits, a dwindling number of unique items to merchandise, and inventory overhead. Advanced technology and a revolutionary business process (patents pending) allow Zippi to simplify online auction selling so much that anyone can sell online and earn the cash they deserve. At the same time, professional tools, a supportive network model, and training from Zippi simplify the "next step" to becoming a successful online sales entrepreneur. Zippi Inc., a publicly traded company (Pink Sheets:ZPNW - News) since 2006, is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, customers may contact Zippi directly at 1-408-884-5717 or visit our Web site at www.zippi.com.
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Thomas J. Laughlin