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GETIT Powers Maxis’ FINDIT - Malaysia’s Largest Digital Directory Service
|By Business Wire
|March 25, 2014 07:36 AM EDT
In an increasingly mobile-centric world, access to information and
on-the-go has never been more critical. Mobile technology continues to
simplify lives by connecting us all with information that we want,
wherever we are, at any time. GETIT Transnational (P) Ltd. announced
today that its search services have gone live in Malaysia, in
partnership with Maxis Berhad – Malaysia’s leading communications
Standing (L-R): CB Chuah - Group Executive Director Selayang Mall, Sidharth Gupta - Executive Director GETIT Transnational, Victor Kaw - Executive VP Maybank, T Kugan - Head of Digital Services - Maxis, Abraham Foss - Head of Enterprise - Maxis, Sue Wang - GM - Avenue K, Datuk Nelson Kwok - MRCA President, Rohaizad Hassan - General Manager - HDC (Photo: Business Wire)
GETIT has developed a model wherein it partners with Telcos in
international markets to enable a host of services on their networks –
including Local Search, Classifieds, Deals/Discounts and eventually
FINDIT in Malaysia is the first of GETIT’s international launches and it
is already set to be Malaysia’s largest digital directory service.
Regarding the concept, Sidharth Gupta, Executive Director, GETIT
Transnational (P) Ltd., said, “We are delighted to work with
Maxis and bring our global experience to the Malaysian market with
cutting edge mobile search and classifieds solutions. FINDIT seeks to
empower Malaysian consumers and businesses and be the preferred platform
for them to connect effortlessly.”
For the launch of FINDIT services, an experiential event was held in
Kuala Lumpur earlier this month where T. Kugan, Maxis’ Head of
Digital Services, said, “Searching for information on mobile
devices is the second most popular internet activity after emails, with
46% of users using their mobile devices as a primary search tool. FINDIT
is a service that is therefore relevant to our modern day lifestyles,
especially when we are constantly on the go. Importantly, this service
puts the power in our customers’ hands and allows them to always stay
For consumers, FINDIT provides access to information on 175,000 business
listings in over 2,500 categories, including location maps and driving
directions, directly from their mobile phones. Consumers can also enjoy
special offers and promotions from various merchants listed in the
directory, which they can redeem immediately. FINDIT is available for
download via mobile app, website, and WAP portal for both Android and
For businesses, FINDIT serves as an important tool to help increase
visibility to a much wider market, capitalizing on the popular mobile
platform to connect with their own customers. FINDIT’s location-based
feature also enables users to search for product and services closest to
In emphasizing the importance of FINDIT as a mobile platform for the
enterprise segment, Abraham Foss, Maxis’ Head of Enterprise,
said, “FINDIT is a representation of how Maxis can simplify lives and
create new ways of working for businesses. In an increasingly
mobile-driven business environment, FINDIT enables Malaysian businesses
to reach out to a wider market and establish a larger presence by simply
listing themselves on the directory with basic information for free,
with the option to enhance their profiles with richer content such as
pictures, GPS coordinates and more.”
FINDIT is available to all for free on multiple platforms: by
downloading the FINDIT app on both Android and iOS operating systems
from Google Play and App Store respectively; via mobile site at
m.findit.com.my or website at www.findit.com.my.
FINDIT is also available exclusively for Maxis customers via UMB by
dialing *200# from their mobile.
GETIT will also be expanding its services in other countries in
partnership with Telcos. “We are working on similar win-win models in
other international markets. Each market is different and the specific
nuances have to be understood well. We focus on adapting the model such
that we create a very useful service for the market and immense value
for the Telco/partners,” added Gupta.
About GETIT Transnational (P) Ltd.
Headquartered in India, GETIT Transnational works in association with
global telecom operators to integrate search, classifieds and digital
solutions on their networks. It is a subsidiary of GETIT Infoservices
(P) Ltd, India's leading local search and classifieds provider.
About Maxis Berhad
Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s leading communications service provider,
enabling customers to connect and communicate anytime, anywhere and from
any device. 13 million customers choose to be with Maxis as it stands
for the best coverage, innovative solutions and excellent service. For
more information, please visit: maxis.com.my
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