Browse Editorial and User Reviews to Find the Best Local Businesses Where You Are, Right Now with Mobile by Citysearch
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 16 — Citysearch, a leading online local guide and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ:IACI) , today announced its new Mobile by Citysearch application for the Palm Pre phone, available on the Sprint network. With Mobile by Citysearch, Palm Pre owners can browse, search and share local business information via Twitter, and post real-time reviews to Citysearch. Citysearch is one of the first applications available in the on-device beta App Catalog on the newly-launched Palm Pre phone.
"Our goal is to deliver the best local experience to our users regardless of where they are, or which mobile device they use," said Kara Nortman, Senior Vice President, Publishing, Citysearch. "Whether you are looking for pizza in San Francisco or a quick pedi during your lunchtime in Manhattan, Mobile by Citysearch offers GPS-based search to help people easily manage their lives on the go."
Mobile by Citysearch takes advantage of several webOS services. It uses location-based services to automatically find the nearest restaurants, cafes, banks or movie theaters to the user’s location, and provides directions with Google Maps. Users can share a recommendation or their present location with people in their address book using email, SMS or Twitter from within Citysearch. The Mobile by Citysearch application for Pre is integrated with users’ favorite local tools to:
-- Submit user reviews on local restaurants, bars, boutiques, salons and
-- Search and sort results in the following ways:
-- Auto-identify your location through enhanced GPS search and browse
-- By keyword or category within a city
-- By key listing attributes including distance, cost and Citysearch
-- Browse editorial and user reviews and advice from business owners and
bookmark favorite listings
-- Twitter: Post to your followers by tweeting reviews, tips, and more to
friends, directly from any listing page
-- Share: Use Text or Email to share business listings from Palm Pre
Mobile by Citysearch is available for free in Pre’s on-device beta App Catalog. For more details visit – http://now.sprint.com/nownetwork/productPage.html
About the Palm Pre Phone
Palm(R) Pre(TM) is the first phone running the new Palm webOS(TM) platform, which brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.(1) Palm Synergy(TM), a key feature of webOS, pulls your contacts and calendars from places like Outlook, Google and Facebook, so everything is right there for you when you need it. Palm Pre also lets you flip back and forth between all the things you have open at once — instead of opening and closing them — so you can flow easily between activities without losing your place. Pre’s exquisite design includes a touch screen and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed. The new Palm Pre and webOS are designed to be so in sync with your needs that it feels like Pre is thinking ahead for you. More information about the Palm Pre phone is available at www.palm.com/Pre.
Citysearch is the essential urban companion for living bigger, better and smarter in your city. Combining in-the-know editorial recommendations, candid user comments, and expert advice from local businesses, we keep you connected to the most popular and undiscovered places wherever you are. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ:IACI) . For more information, visit www.citysearch.com.
(1) Use of this device requires providing a valid e-mail address, mobile phone number, and related information for account setup and activation. Unlimited usage data plan strongly recommended; additional data charges may apply. Within wireless coverage area only. Number of applications and actual performance will vary depending on applications used and actions performed.
Palm, Pre, webOS and Synergy are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.