Just in Time for the Holiday Season, buzzd Brings Real-Time City Guide to Google’s Android Platform
Award-Winning Service Also Launches New iPhone, Blackberry and Mobile Web Versions
(NEW YORK) – December 23, 2009 – buzzd, the real-time social city guide for your mobile device, is now available on Google’s Android platform. The buzzd network compiles information from its base of over a half-million users, Twitter, and other real-time sources to provide users with activity updates for almost half a million venues across the United States and Canada.
Both the new Android service and updates to all application platforms are available at http://www.buzzd.com. buzzd’s Android app is stacked with all popular features of its iPhone counterpart including the “buzzdmeter” – a real-time measure of activity at popular bars, restaurants and nightclubs in your city. With the buzzdmeter, users can see the places with the most real-time activity (the buzz) in their city, neighborhood, and even activity within walking distance or the block they’re standing on.
In addition to buzzd Android, the company has launched new versions of its iPhone, Blackberry, mobile and PC web versions, enabling Facebook and Twitter integration. buzzd’s new mobile web version has been redesigned for quick venue searching and real-time feedback on venues.
buzzd now offers:
-The ability to socialize: see what others have “buzzd” in the feed section, view photos and profiles
-Add/Invite your friends from any address book including Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and others so you can easily share your buzzes
-Sort the “buzzdmeter” by category of places - bars/clubs, restaurants, other venues
-Post the buzz at a venue and seamlessly update your Facebook & Twitter status
-Rate a venue with a thumbs up/down
-See who’s at your favorite spots and be in the know before you go
“The buzzdmeter has become the core feature of our app, cross-platform. Simple and elegant on the front-end, we solved a technical challenge on the back-end to search, index and present hundreds of thousands of pieces of real-time content from Twitter and other sources.” states Deepen Shah, co-founder and CTO of buzzd.
buzzd is now available as a downloadable application on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and Blackberry.
The service is especially optimized for: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Bronx, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Montreal, QC; New Orleans, LA; New York City; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Queens, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; Staten Island, NY; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, ON; Washington, DC.
buzzd (http://buzzd.com/m) is a real-time social cityguide for your mobile device. buzzd answers the question, “What’s going on around me right now? ™” by allowing consumers to get up-to-the minute information on what’s happening at any venue, rate events and connect with friends and other people in the area.
buzzd partners with carriers and content providers such as AT&T, Boost/Sprint, Cricket, metroPCS, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Citysearch, Flavorpill, Twitter, Metromix, ZAGAT and many more. The company is based in New York City and backed by Monitor Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Blackberry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company was founded by Nihal Mehta and Deepen Shah from ipsh!, the first mobile marketing agency in the U.S. which was acquired by Omnicom Group in 2005.
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