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Date Posted: 20:37:54 04/05/03 Sat
Author: Art Nicholas
Subject: Wifi Hotspot directory for mobile users(freeware)

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2003

Improved Directory Helps Business People Find Wireless Internet Access ‘HotSpots’

For more information contact Tracy Wilson riverwalk@makewirelesswork.com

Naperville, IL Riverwalk Software today announced version 2.0 of The WiFi HotSpot Directory, a free database of over 2700 public wireless internet access locations.
“Our first edition attracted thousands of downloads as WiFi users appreciate the ability to find local HotSpots when they are offline looking to go online. We fill a need” Explained Tracy Wilson, director of marketing for Riverwalk Software. “In this edition we have added over 500 new sites including several new service providers. Our coverage in Canada for example is greatly improved through cooperation with FatPort.

“Our directory is rapidly becoming the preferred resource for business travelers and ‘windshield warriors’ who are on the road frequently for their jobs” comments Wilson.

The database is being provided at no charge to consumers and has been completed in cooperation with a number of leading HotSpot providers. Riverwalk is providing the directory in Microsoft Excel, Palm Address Book, Handmark’s MobileDB and comma delimited ASCII formats. Version 2.0 now includes also comes in XML support and also supports the beta version of Microsoft Office 2003.

“Our goal is to expand this Directory both in terms of the number of locations included in the directory as well as ways in which the data could be used with other programs. XML support increases our flexibility to work with newer application” Stated Ms. Wilson. “
The Wireless HotSpot Directory v2.0 is designed to be used by Laptop, Tablet PC and PDAs. “We’ve found overwhelming popularity of our product within Palm and Pocket PC users.” Said Ms. Wilson

Users have the ability to either receive the directory and updates monthly from Riverwalk Software directly www.makewirelesswork.com/directory.htm

HotSpot providers can have their sites added to the database by emailing wifi@busdevcenter.com. Freeware providers can add the directory to their site by contacting us at busdev@makewireless.com

Makewirelesswork.com is a website developed by Riverwalk Software to provide information and software to facilitate the use of wireless internet access at home and via WiFi Hotspots. Additional information regarding Riverwalk Software can be found at www.busdevcenter.com

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