MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wajam (www.wajam.com), a leader in social search, today announced its first initiative to bring Wajam to mobile users. Wajam's new mobile-enhanced technology lets iPhone users get friends' recommendations on the go using Google Search and Google Maps. Wajam offers an easy way to get your friends' input on places to go, products to buy, as well as videos, photos and links on searches conducted in Google through Safari.
"Take your friends with you on the go," said Martin-Luc Archambault, Founder & CEO of Wajam. "Bringing Wajam to the iPhone is an incredible breakthrough that gives mobile users the ability to access their friends' recommendations in the apps they already love and use. Research tells us that 90% of people consult with a friend or expert before making a decision. Prior to Wajam, no one had been able to integrate all your Facebook, Twitter & Google+ data within a typical Google search...and now we have designed a way to take that experience mobile."
"For example, if you are looking for a good restaurant in San Francisco, you would usually search on Google with your smartphone. With Wajam, you get recommendations from friends you trust in addition to organic Google results. By selecting the result of your choice, you'll be able to see the restaurant's location in Google Maps, along with other nearby restaurants your friends have recommended."
To install Wajam for iPhone, simply go to Wajam.com to sign up and download your Wajam profile.
Now that Wajam is mobile-enhanced, users will be able to get recommendations on the go from their network of friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The company plans to expand its mobile reach to other smartphones as well as search engines and searchable sites in the coming months. Look to blog.wajam.com for new updates.
The new mobile-enhanced version of Wajam is TRUSTe Certified, adding to the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton it has already received for its Social Search Everywhere Plugin.
About Wajam – Great Minds Search Alike – www.wajam.com
Wajam (www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin makes searching the web more personal by adding results from friends to standard searches on Google, Bing or Yahoo! It elevates search relevance by featuring your friends' likes and reviews for products, places, links, photos and videos within your regular search habits, even in places like Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, YouTube and Ebay. The Wajam Search site gives users the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks all in one place.
Wajam is an International Stevies Award Silver Winner for Most Innovative Company in the U.S. and Canada as well as Best Social App; a Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner and recipient of the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award. Wajam received the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton, and is committed to protecting privacy and keeping user info safe. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin-Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada and named Finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Wajam is privately held and funded by Bolidea. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wajam or Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/wajam. Please refer also to our award-winning Press Page or visit our Blog.
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