Along with 5 other great start-ups in Ireland Cauwill Technologies is profiled in the Irish Independent – Thursday 29 October 2009.
What do you do?
Cauwill Technologies provide software & services to enrich and empower the mobile, web and personal navigation experience. Our products have wide application but we’re currently targeting the travel sector, specifically hotel booking engines.
What have you got to offer a potential client?
Our current offering, PinPoints, solves the problem of describing a location & how to get there. It helps people navigate to the location of the hotel reservation using their mobile phone.
Tell me something exciting about your company.
We are spin-out company from the University of Limerick and currently on LEAP. Nokia loves us and said they’ve “become a big fan of a nifty mapping app called PinPoints”. Check out www.yourpinpoints.com to see why.
What makes you so different from your competitors?
PinPoints seamlessly makes the best use of the technology available be that on a computer or phone. If you have a Smartphone, PinPoints will show the location using your navigation software, if not we’ll show a static map and give textual directions.
What is your monetization strategy?
Currently we licence the PinPoints technology directly to online reservation companies and other travel related companies.
Where do you see your company in a year’s time?
Initially we are targeting providers of online booking engines to hotel web sites but it’s our goal to become an indispensable feature of bookings made via the Global Distribution System (GDS). The GDS is used by over 600,000 travel agents worldwide and is used to power online travel agents.