SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bizzy (http://www.bizzy.com), a personalized local business recommendation engine powered by people with similar tastes, today launched Bizzy.com/Whrrl so Whrrl users can easily upload their Whrrl data and keep getting great recommendations based on their tastes and preferences, but this time from Bizzy.
"When we heard that Groupon had acquired Whrrl and was shutting it down and letting users download their data, we thought it would be great if users had something they could do with that data. This week, we built a simple way for Whrrlers to upload their data to Bizzy to get great recommendations while they're out," said Gadi Shamia, Bizzy founder, president and general manager. "At Bizzy, we base your recommendations on the places you like best. When you import your Whrrl data to Bizzy, we can provide you with some great local suggestions so you don't have to miss a beat."
Whrrl users can download their data from http://download.whrrl.com and then upload it to Bizzy at http://bizzy.com/whrrl. Once their data has been imported, Bizzy will begin offering personalized recommendations on places to eat, shop and play nearby. To continue refining their local business recommendations, users can "Check Out" of the businesses they frequent, share how they liked it, as well as tips and photos through Bizzy's mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
"People are increasingly turning to their mobile devices to get information, reviews and data on restaurants," said Shamia. "We have designed Bizzy and our recommendation engine to provide people with immediate personalized recommendations rather than having to sift through countless reviews or star ratings. When you want to grab lunch or do happy hour with friends, you really just want to pull out your phone and know where to go in moments."
Anyone can start getting personalized recommendations by visiting Bizzy on the web at Bizzy.com and answering a few quick questions about your favorite local businesses, or by downloading the Bizzy mobile app for iPhone or Android smartphones to start "checking out" from the places you visit. Your favorites are mapped to people with similar preferences, creating a foundation for Bizzy's recommendations. Bizzy recommends the best places for you to eat, shop and play based on the places you've identified already know and love, and allows you to browse those recommendations by category based on personal match or popularity.
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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