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Omniture Extends SiteCatalyst Measurement to Native iPhone ApplicationsiPhone Developers and Marketers Now Able to Measure Mobile Application Usage; Insight Can Also Help Improve Application Design (December 16, 2008)
OREM, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/16/08 -- Omniture, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMTR), a leading provider of online business optimization software, today announced it is extending the measurement capabilities of Omniture SiteCatalyst® to native iPhone applications. Through App Measurement for iPhone, marketers and software developers can now better understand how iPhone users are interacting with their iPhone applications. With this real-time information, marketers can better measure iPhone applications as a campaign and gain insight into their effectiveness in terms of driving events -- such as ad clicks, page views or purchases -- that contribute to ROI. Developers can use SiteCatalyst information to improve application usability and provide iPhone users with an improved customer experience.
"Applying analytics to mobile application use is a relatively new area that provides feedback to application developers and marketers. This will influence the future design of mobile applications and provide a better customer experience," said Bill Gassman, research director, Gartner, Inc. "By gaining greater insights into mobile application use, new business models based on advertising can be justified, triggering new applications for mobile users."
Omniture SiteCatalyst provides marketers with actionable, real-time intelligence about online strategies and marketing initiatives. SiteCatalyst helps marketers more quickly identify the most profitable paths through their Web site, determine where visitors are navigating away from their site, and identify critical success metrics for online marketing campaigns. With the new App Measurement for iPhone, the powerful measurement capabilities of SiteCatalyst will be applied to the use of specific mobile applications in addition to effectively measuring and analyzing mobile Internet experiences.
"The iPhone is still a new medium for applications and for many of our clients is their first foray into the Apple ecosystem. Omniture's new App Measurement for iPhone allows us to gather much needed and highly relevant feedback and quickly make changes to the application to make it a more successful launch," said Scott Michaels, Vice President at Atimi Software Inc., a software engineering company. "Furthermore, clients of ours can now have the iPhone application measurements alongside other campaigns for comparison, giving them valuable insight into the most critical of decisions, which is where to continue to invest."
"Omniture is taking its innovation in Web analytics and extending it to the iPhone for mobile marketers and application developers to not only better understand their customers, but to coordinate and integrate mobile, online and offline initiatives," said Brett Error, CTO and vice president of products at Omniture. "We believe the result is to create a better, and more profitable, customer experience, whether that experience is on a Web site or a mobile device."
App Measurement for iPhone is available for Omniture customers and can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. General availability will occur in January 2009.
About Atimi Software Inc.
Atimi Software Inc. is a cross-platform development company that specializes in Macintosh applications, porting applications from Windows to the Macintosh, and mobile application development for the new generation of smartphones. As a pure services company, Atimi handles high-value intellectual property for some of the largest technology companies in the world. Atimi's processes ensure their clients reach their projected targets reliably and efficiently, allowing them to focus on building strong, lasting relationships with their own customers. Atimi is a privately owned Canadian corporation with offices in Vancouver, Nevada, and Bangalore. For more information, visit www.atimi.com.
Omniture, Inc. is a leading provider of online business optimization software, enabling customers to manage and enhance online, offline and multi-channel business initiatives. Omniture's software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers as an on-demand subscription service and on-premise solution, enables customers to capture, store and analyze information generated by their Web sites and other sources and to gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes. In addition, Omniture offers a range of professional services that complement its online services, including implementation, best practices, consulting, customer support and user training through Omniture University(TM). Omniture's approximately 5,000 customers include eBay, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Oracle, General Motors, Sony and HP. www.omniture.com
Copyright (c) 2008 Omniture, Inc. All rights reserved. Omniture and SiteCatalyst are registered trademarks of Omniture, Inc. in the United States, Japan, Canada, and the European Community. Omniture, Inc. owns other registered and unregistered trademarks throughout the world. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Note on Forward-looking Statements
Management believes that certain statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the abilities and expected benefits of our services to customers. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to, risks described in Omniture's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2008, and from time to time in other reports filed by Omniture with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are available on the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://www.omtr.com. Omniture undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.
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