PoKos Releases "Where’s Your Point?" Video to Highlight Sweepstakes and New Social-Sharing Products

Austin, TX, March 08, 2012 --(PR.com)-- To kick off its arrival at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival, PoKos Communications Corp announced the release of its ‘Where’s Your Point?’ video to promote its sweepstakes and the public launch of its new social-sharing product suite: Guided Selling™ -- for brands and retailers-- and PoKos Chat™--for individual social messaging.

‘Where’s Your Point?’ explores the adventures of everyone’s favorite girl-next-door, Chat, whose new techno-saucer friend, Point, gets in her thought bubble, and beams her to wherever she wants to go. The video, like the PoKos messaging products it introduces, challenges the audience to take a giant step closer to imagining the answer to one of life’s core mysteries, ‘What if you could get to the point?’

Watching and sharing the PoKos video allows viewers to enter an exciting social sweepstakes, with prizes for award certificates from Best Buy with values up to $2500.

The sweepstakes and video are designed to promote the public launch of the Company’s new mobile retail shopping App, Guided Selling™, and its companion award-winning consumer IM/text App, PoKos Chat™.

Guided Selling enables shoppers to find the products in-store that suit their needs, and facilitate the purchase decision and process. It connects consumers with product experts from their favorite brands and retailers -- giving them the in-store experience that they have become accustomed to online with sales-chat windows – and enables them to share their ‘finds’, questions and fun with friends.

The PoKos companion consumer free-texting App features Point-and-Chat™, the only product on the market enabling users to point their phone at any other user in sight and send a message, without the use or exchange of any personal contact information, check-ins, or social networks.

“PoKos Chat is now available for more than 2/3 of the smart phone market in North America, for most Apple and Android mobile devices,” noted PoKos founder and CEO Timo Platt. “Once people make connections with any user they can see – while maintaining their privacy -- they will embrace PoKos Chat for all their messaging needs: it breaks down barriers, brings people together, lets them share with friends and others nearby, and enriches their lives.”

PoKos Chat’s breakthrough technology launches a new era of visual messaging which brings people together, preserves user privacy and bypasses phone numbers, email addresses, or check-ins. With its user-friendly design, a Point-and-Chat user angles their phones so that the recipient’s image is displayed on the screen, types a message, points their phone to confirm the intended recipient, and taps the send button. PoKos does the rest.

PoKos Chat can be downloaded from the Android Market and the iTunes App Store. In addition to its full-featured instant messaging capabilities for free texting with friends, the App enables users for the first time to beam themselves into others’ thought bubbles or real-life social groups, on campus, at concerts and events, and social gatherings everywhere. Along with Point-and-Chat™, it includes the following features:

· use Zoom™, engage in public and private chats with any nearby PoKos user
· use Beam™ to chat with anyone in the continental United States
· hold group chats with their buddies
· send messages to non-PoKos users
· take pictures and send them to buddies and other PoKos users
· enliven messages with emoticons

PoKos Chat is the backbone of the company’s Social Messaging™ mobile platform, designed to further the company’s mission to drive widespread acceptance and use of mobile social media by pioneering its newest frontier: social activity messaging. It is the first App that integrates seamlessly with users’ diverse and variable social activities, and increases their messaging capabilities and enjoyment of the only universal, pervasive, and constant mobile activity - texting.

PoKos’ Social Messaging™ platform is not only groundbreaking for peer-to-peer communication, but it also enables users to interact directly with their favorite brands while maintaining control over their mobile experiences. Unlike other popular social media offerings that elevate advertising over the user experience and user privacy, PoKos products pioneer the preferred user experience of social activity messaging, where users hear from brands only when they expect to receive their messaging.

“Current social networking applications are distracting and riddled with unwanted communications which do not actually promote interaction,” explains platt. “PoKos’ Social Messaging is tightly integrated within consumers’ mobile lifestyle and activities, which will bring people together and closer to their favorite brands.”

For more information visit www.pokos.biz
To enter the sweepstakes, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pokos.biz?sk=app_317664121595130
To watch the video, visit http://pokos.biz/vid
To download PoKos Chat™, http://goo.gl/CaOH3, or http://goo.gl/G33N8


About PoKos - PoKos Communications Corp creates and delivers Social Messaging™, a new text, broadcast and brand marketing software platform for tablets and smart phones that pioneers the new frontier of social activity messaging. Social Messaging enables users to make new connections and enrich their lives, while providing brands and retailers with the first retail shopping app to reach and engage in continuous conversations with in-store consumers. PoKos is based in Portsmouth, NH USA. www.pokos.biz

Contact: Timo Platt
CEO/Founder, PoKos Communications Corp
PoKos Communications Corp
Timo Platt