Finding everything nearby -- neighbors, U.S. households or local businesses -- is now possible with the latest release of WhitePages' popular iPhone and iPad app
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SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2012) - Finding everything nearby -- neighbors, U.S. households or local businesses -- is now possible with the latest release of WhitePages' (www.whitepages.com) popular iPhone and iPad app. Announcing a major upgrade with new Nearby People, Nearby Stores and Reverse Address features, WhitePages has released a new iOS app that transforms the traditional concepts of people and business search into a discovery model. Using the device's location, it is now easier to find over 200 million U.S. adults and 30 million businesses while also seeing the names and contact information for people and businesses nearby, and then connect the two with maps, directions, phone numbers and addresses. In addition, the app now also pulls in friends and followers from Facebook and Twitter to seamlessly share destinations directly to Facebook, Twitter, email, text messaging or the Web.
"Since the app launched in 2008, WhitePages for iOS has consistently been Top 10 in its category, garnering accolades from Apple as a Top App of the Year and as a Webby Award honoree for our focus on improving how people find and connect with each other," said Bret Moore, general manager of mobile at WhitePages. "This powerful upgrade to our popular iOS app takes the local search experience one step further by providing users with the easiest possible way to discover and connect with both people and stores nearby or explore a new city or destination."
Get to Know Your Neighbors and Local Businesses with Nearby People and Store Discovery
With over 17 million total downloads to date, people rely on WhitePages popular iPhone and iPad apps for one-tap access to concise contact information for 90 percent of U.S. adults and nearly every U.S. business, including address, phone number, maps and driving directions, website links and more.
The new Nearby People feature makes it easy to get in touch with neighbors, whether your own or those of friends and family, by offering immediate access to neighbors' phone numbers, mailing addresses and household members. With research showing the majority of Americans don't know the people in their neighborhood, WhitePages makes it convenient for neighbors to reach each other whether for an emergency, to meet for the first time, return a lost dog, move their car, or send an invite to a holiday party. Contact information for neighbors can also be downloaded and saved as a group in the iPhone or iPad address book for convenient access.
With the addition of new Nearby Stores functionality, the app becomes a traveler's best friend, making it easy to explore and find nearby businesses in over 30 popular categories throughout 80,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. The WhitePages app brings people and businesses together in a single search experience, to make finding maps and directions between homes and stores effortless. For example, locating a friend's house across town or in a new city you're visiting, then finding a nearby restaurant or coffee shop with maps, directions and more is just a tap away thanks to the combined power of WhitePages' 200 million residential listings and 30 million neighborhood businesses.
WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 30 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches on over 1,500 sites including MSN and the United States Postal Service, only WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults, also providing them with the ability to edit and control their own listings. The company's suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, webOS and Windows 7 applications with over 7 million active monthly users.
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