Check-out all those check-ins!: buzzd v3 now aggregating “the buzz“ at venues on Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla & so many more in new iPhone and BlackBerry apps
(NEW YORK) – June 3, 2010 – buzzd, the real-time social city guide for your mobile device, has released the long-awaited v3 of its application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry. The app now aggregates over 500,000 check-ins/day from Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite, Loopt, Yelp, Whrrl and many other real-time sources to present activity (“the buzz”) at millions of bars, clubs, restaurants and other points of interest across the US, Canada and the UK.
“It feels like the tech bubble of LBS (location based services) right now. But with fragmentation, comes an opportunity in aggregation,” said buzzd CEO and Co-founder Nihal Mehta. “Under one user-interface, buzzd v3 gives consumers the ability to see an aggregate view of all the real-time check-ins and posts of venues to help consumers make a decision on where to go next"
Available now in the iTunes Store (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/buzzd/id289452688?mt=8), BlackBerry App World (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/1865) and at http://www.buzzd.com, buzzd is currently tracking over one million active users/month across six different products (wired web, mobile web, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia apps).
The new buzzd BlackBerry app is also being featured in BlackBerry App World this week.
Along with integrating the aggregation technology, major improvements have been made to both apps including:
Enhancements to the “buzzdmeter,” which now tracks the most popular venues (“buzzing places”) from the aforementioned social networks over the last 6 hours.
Users can now find their Facebook friends and Twitter followers on buzzd as well as simultaneously post their buzzd ratings to their Facebook wall and/or Twitter feed.
Users can see what their friends are up to in the new “feed” section
A complete redesign of the application’s interface
Bookmarking venues feature for easy access**
Users can earn real-world rewards like flights, concert tickets and more on “Influential Leaderboard” by broadcasting their ratings of venues to friends**
**iPhone application only
buzzd works everywhere in the US, Canada and UK but is especially optimized for New York City, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON; Boston, MA; San Jose, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Austin, TX, Brooklyn, NY, San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA; Montreal, QC; Vancouver, BC; London, UK and New Orleans, LA.
buzzd is the award-winning social city-guide displaying real-time popularity of nearby venues. It’s your city, in real time.
buzzd partners with carriers, OEMs and content providers such as AT&T, Apple, Boostmobile, Brightkite, Citysearch, Cricket, Foursquare, Google/Android, Gowalla, Loopt, Metromix, metroPCS, Nokia, OpenTable, Research In Motion, T-Mobile, Twitter, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Whrrl, Yelp, ZAGAT and others. 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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