buzzd Puts the “Vice” in Your Mobile “Device”, with Free Downloadable Location-Based City Guide on BlackBerry App World
(NEW YORK, NY) - May 19, 2009 – buzzd (http://www.buzzd.com) a location-sensitive city guide and social network, today announced the availability of its downloadable application for BlackBerry® smartphones, which brings many features of its mobile Web version direct to the handsets in addition to a new website at buzzd.com.
Now community members can find the best a city has to offer via their BlackBerry smartphone or PC. Members will also be able to take advantage of a total design makeover reminiscent of Miami Vice that would make even Crocket and Tubbs proud. The buzzd mobile application is currently available for free download on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld).
Previously available only on the mobile Web, buzzd delivers editorially driven event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from other members of the buzzd community.
Users can browse and search continuously updated event feeds, which include pricing, location, and event details as well as the firsthand ratings and reviews posted from the event by other members in real-time. Event and venue information is courtesy of Citysearch, Flavorpill, Time Out, MyOpenBar, last.fm, Clubvibes, Upcoming.org and many other local content providers. User-generated feedback for “real-time” activity about venues and events is also layered at the top of event listings throughout the platform.
New Features in the buzzd Application for BlackBerry Smartphones:
• Live Search which helps users find anything from an “Open Bar” to “Chinese Food”
• Compatible with BlackBerry® OS 4.2 and higher (including the BlackBerry® Pearl™ and BlackBerry® Curve™ series, as well as the BlackBerry® Storm™ and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones)
• Autodetection of location and proximity-based event recommendations
• Map integration
• Click-to-call venues
• Send events and listings to friends in your address book
• Add events to BlackBerry® Calendar
• Add venues to BlackBerry® Contacts
• Buzz updates also broadcast to Twitter
• Photobuzzing (tagging a photo from the camera to venue/event)
• 1.5 million venues available and over 50,000 events/month across US, UK, Canada
New Features on buzzd.com’s PC Site:
• Autodetection of location and proximity-based event recommendations from your desktop
• Live Search
• Geo-tagged Twitter and Facebook integration
“This application marks the launch of buzzd 3.0, which we hope will connect people even more closely to the events and venues they love,” said buzzd co-founder and CEO, Nihal Mehta.
buzzd (http://buzzd.com/m) is a location-sensitive city guide and social network on the 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 right now, rate events and connect with friends and other people in the area.
buzzd partners with carriers and content providers such as Helio, Virgin Mobile, Alltel, metroPCS, AT&T, Verizon, Flavorpill, Time Out, ZAGAT, Metromix, myOpenBar, last.fm, Citysearch and many ore. 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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