Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Strengthening our Advisory Board with the addition of licensing and consumer brands expert.

I am happy to welcome Pete Canalichio to the Ownersite Technologies team. Pete joins Ralph Petti, an expert in disaster planning and risk mitigation, as the newest member of our Advisory Board.

Pete brings with him a tremendous amount of military and private-sector experience, as both a veteran of the United States Navy and veteran of large and well-respected consumer brands known throughout the world. As our company continues to grow, and demand for our private-label offerings on both the automotive and home side increase, Pete's experience with licensing and brand building will be quite valuable.

Pete's complete bio can be found at http://www.ownersite.com/Management.cfm

Pete's LinkedIn profile can be found here - http://www.linkedin.com/in/petecanalichio

Welcome, Pete!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

If Kramer used Ownersite, Elaine's fish might still be alive...

The goal of Ownersite's mobile-device friendly interface at http://mobile.ownersite.com has always been to provide driving-centric resources to the vehicle owner, that are useful while on the road or away from their primary PC, rather than attempt to replicate the entire application.

Keeping with that goal, we have added a fun and useful feature that I really could have used a couple of weeks back when I parked my rental car in the garage at the Houston Galleria. Ownersite Mobile now let's you record where you parked and how much time you have left on the parking meter. While we know this is not exactly ground-breaking functionality, we do hope it will come in useful.

Features include:

1) current date & time automatically selected
2) save parking information by lot, level and/or spot
3) save parking information by cross-streets
4) save parking information by address
5) count-down on main screen for remaining time on parking meter

Please note that we have only tested the functionality on a Windows Mobile device with Pocket IE and Opera 9.5 beta because nobody around here owns an iPhone yet.

Happy Parking!