MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bizzy (http://www.bizzy.com), a personalized local business recommendation engine powered by people with similar tastes to yours, today announced the availability of Bizzy for Android smartphones. The free app arms you with the ability to get personalized local business recommendations wherever you are.
"We launched the Bizzy for iPhone app in December and saw that our mobile users are more engaged than our web-only users. They use the app more and they share more about their favorite places. People are really looking for these kinds of quick and easy recommendations when they are out and it's a very different experience from when they are sitting at their desk," said Gadi Shamia, Bizzy founder, president and general manager. "Finding places is something that people are doing on the go all the time, which is why we are excited to expand our mobile portfolio to the Android platform."
Bizzy's Android app is the easiest way to find great recommendations for you to eat, play, or shop. Bizzy uses your location to provide you with personalized recommendations in your area, which are built leveraging an algorithm that maps you to people who like the same places you do. Bizzy breaks down the recommendations first by quality and then by distance. You can browse based on categories such as restaurants, bars and nightlife, coffee shops, entertainment, shopping and even ice cream and frozen yogurt, and you can further filter your recommendations using subcategories such as Cuban, dive bars or shoe stores.
With users contributing over 120,000 favorites in just 12 weeks, Bizzy has generated more than 1.1 million personal recommendations and has opened their beta to everyone, rolling out personalized recommendations and new features across the country.
"We want to provide people with quality local business recommendations whenever and wherever they need them, and with Google's Android platform shipping roughly one-third of the 101.2 million smartphones shipped across the globe in Q4, we knew it was the logical next step," said Shamia. "Bizzy's Android app makes it easy to find recommended businesses nearby based the favorites of from people who have similar tastes."
Bizzy App Features:
- Discover nearby recommended businesses on your Android phone from anywhere
- Access recommendations based on your personal tastes - not friends, ads or random listings
- View a list of your top recommendations
- See tips for a place from Bizzy users, plus see Foursquare tips and Yelp reviews
- Filter recommendations based on business category and subcategory
- Discover people with similar tastes
- Share new favorites via Twitter and Facebook
- Leave tips to share your favorite things about a business
Pricing & Availability:
The new Bizzy for Android is now available for free in the Android market or by clicking this link: Bizzy.com/android
Bizzy also has a mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch, which can be found at Bizzy.com/iphone.
To have businesses recommended to you through the Android app go to Bizzy.com, answer few questions about your favorite neighborhood places, and create your Bizzy account with either an email address or Facebook.
Bizzy is a local business recommendation engine powered by people who like the same places you do. Bizzy uses your personal preferences to help you discover local businesses recommended by people with similar tastes. Bizzy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ReachLocal (Nasdaq: RLOC). For more information and to sign up please visit http://www.bizzy.com.
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