Aug 16, 2010

Tungle Gets Social with Facebook Events, TripIt and Plancast Integration

Updates sync automatically on Tungle.me, bringing meetings and social events together on a single platform to display true availability.

Montreal, QC (Vocus) August 16, 2010 - Tungle Corp., the company that makes scheduling easy, today announced that Facebook Events, TripIt and Plancast are now integrated with Tungle.me accounts for an enhanced user experience. Facebook Events and Plancast allow users to organize and broadcast events, and TripIt allows you to share your travel plans with your online networks. Users will be able to see events from all three sources on their Tungle.me calendars to share with others, in addition to making events public.

“Our professional and social lives are increasingly intersecting as we share calendars and update others about our plans on multiple social networks - be it a networking event, travel plans or a concert,” said Marc Gingras, Founder and CEO of Tungle Corp. “Tungle.me serves as your go-to platform that reflects your true availability, by masterfully integrating your plans in real time, making it easy to connect with others.”

Social calendaring is on the rise, evidenced by the success and popularity of apps and services such as Facebook Events, TripIt and Plancast. Of its 500m users announced in July 2010, currently, more than 49,984,907 Facebook users are active monthly users of Facebook Events. And just last week, TripIt announced an auto-import feature for Gmail and Google Apps that will create itineraries in TripIt based on travel emails. Now, more than ever, users of social networks need a service that can aggregate and display multiple activities and events from multiple sources, in real time.

Users simply update travel plans to TripIt, RSVP to Facebook Events or broadcast plans on Plancast, which pushes out updates automatically to their Tungle.me accounts. Having all your plans on a single platform takes the hassle and back and forth out of the equation by having Tungle.me do all the aggregating for you.

No other scheduling service integrates with every major calendar including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, Lotus Notes and Windows Live and Yahoo! Calendars to sources such as Facebook Events, TripIt and Plancast.

About Tungle

Tungle Corp.’s Tungle.me makes scheduling meetings easy–across organizations, calendar systems and time zones–by eliminating the multiple emails, phone calls and double bookings that typically come with finding a time to meet. Tungle.me synchronizes with leading online calendar systems including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, and Lotus Notes, and does not require visitors to sign in or register to schedule meetings. Tungle.me supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with Tungle.me for iPhone and BlackBerry.

Founded in 2006, the Montreal-based company is venture-backed by investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, JLA Ventures and Desjardins Venture Capital.

Media Contact:

Justine Navaja
SHIFT Communications for Tungle Corp.
Phone: (646) 756-3702