Shanghai-based mobile search provider and mobile ad agency mInfo recently released its "mInfo Life" ("Ming Shenghuo") Android mobile application, the latest in the company's line of smartphone mobile search products. The application provides three key types of search - group buy navigation, daily life search, and preferred merchant search - to China's tens of millions of Android users, who can download "mInfo Life" at www.minfo.com/a. Non-Android users can visit wap.minfo.com to take advantage of the same functionality.
mInfo Life's "group buy navigation" feature allows Android users to search group buy deals according to category, keyword, or website, as well as providing a group buy deal subscription service that alerts users to group buy deals that match their criteria. The "daily life search" feature allows users to find information on dining, bars, and teahouses, as well as weather, flight information and railway timetables. The "preferred merchant search" feature locates nearby merchants that accept bank cards or membership cards from China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Chinese online travel service provider Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP), where users can receive discounts on purchases.