TIPPMANN LAUNCHES FREE IPHONE APPLICATION TO CONNECT PAINTBALL PLAYERS WITH FIELDS AND RETAILERS

02/26/2010

Want to play paintball or purchase new equipment?

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (February 26, 2010) – Want to play paintball or purchase new equipment? Now there’s an app for that, too. That’s right; Tippmann Sports has launched a free iPhone application in conjunction with MapMuse, a leader in mobile mapping software. The innovative new application allows players to quickly locate paintball fields and/or retail outlets on an interactive map – while they’re on the go. Any player who downloads the app to their iPhone can simply enter an address anywhere in the United States or Canada and within seconds, the proprietary mapping software will pinpoint the location of nearby paintball fields and retailers. In addition to the location of the field or retailer, the Web site and contact information for each business is also provided. The Tippmann app is now available and can be quickly downloaded for free at the iTunes Store – those interested should simply search for “Tippmann” or “Paintball.”

“There are more than 6 million iPhones currently active in the U.S. alone. So, we believe a lot of players are going to utilize this new technology. This is actually just the first of several new initiatives Tippmann will be rolling out to better link paintball players with stores and fields,” said Ron Goldblatt, director of marketing for Tippmann Sports. “Many players who have already tried this innovative new app have been a little surprised when they see just how many fields and retailers are located nearby. Without question, this technology represents a great way to drive additional traffic to stores and fields – especially among newer players who typically aren’t as familiar with their many options.”

Goldblatt continued, “We’ve been relatively successful keeping our existing database of fields and retail outlets updated, but another benefit of creating this iPhone app is that we anticipate all fields and stores being very proactive in ensuring their business is now included. If a field or store doesn’t see their business listed, or if any of the information provided is inaccurate, we encourage them to contact their Tippmann sales representative immediately.”

Tippmann will be expanding its new iPhone app soon to include locations throughout Europe, and eventually plans to have the app showcase paintball retailers and fields from around the globe. For additional information, please visit tippmann.com or call the company at 1-800-533-4831. Of course, more details will also be available soon through the Tippmann Forum as well as the company’s Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pages.

About Tippmann: 
For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

About MapMuse: 
MapMuse has been creating leading edge mapping applications for major corporations since 2004.  Currently MapMuse’s website, MapMuse.com, receives more than 1,000,000 visitors a month to help individuals “Find places to live, work, learn, and play”. For additional information about MapMuse’s services, including iPhone mapping applications, email sales@mapmuse.comor call 202-387-3857.

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