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WhitePages Introduces First iPad Application and New Free Location-Based Mobile Store LocatorMobile Business Search Is Now Smarter for iPhone and iPad Users With One-Tap Access to Practical Contact Information for Over 1 Million Local Branches of Popular National Businesses Chains (December 09, 2010)
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/10 -- WhitePages (www.whitepages.com) today announced that its top 10 iPhone reference application for people search, business search, and reverse phone lookup will now be available on the iPad. Just in time for holiday shopping, preparation and travel, the company also announced the launch of its Mobile Store Locator, a location-enabled version of its popular Web Store Locator to improve and simplify local business search for iPhone and iPad users. As consumers flock to their mobile devices to relieve holiday shopping and travel stress, the new Mobile Store Locator helps consumers by automatically suggesting popular stores nearby, and then provides one-tap access to clear and concise practical contact information -- business address, phone number, maps and driving directions, website link, and hours of operation.
"With 7 million downloads of our iPhone app, consumers have come to rely on both our people and business search capabilities," said Lori Roth, senior mobile product marketing manager at WhitePages. "By integrating a location-aware Mobile Store Locator within our mobile business search offering to detect and show the most popular stores nearby, we make it even easier for iPhone and the growing number of iPad consumers to connect with businesses on the go."
With scrollable logos that automatically display popular stores within a five-mile radius of a consumer's location, the Mobile Store Locator offers one-tap access to over 1 million local branches of thousands of popular business chains. Stores are suggested based on WhitePages' unique insight into 20 million businesses searches per month, which helps the Mobile Store Locator quickly surface the most searched for and trusted brands closest to the consumer's location. With access to popular categories like shopping, electronics, pizza, quick eats, auto and pharmacies, the Mobile Store Locator is the perfect resource for on-the-go consumers who know what type of store or even brand of store that they are looking for, and just need to know how to get there, view the website, or want to place a quick call to determine whether or not the store carries that last-minute gift.
For example, holiday shoppers can use the Mobile Store Locator to locate the nearest retail store for that last minute gift for their children, find the most convenient out of town pharmacy to order prescription medicine left at home while travelling or quickly find a well-known restaurant or store, regardless of their location. The Mobile Store Locator also makes it easy for iPhone users to share business contact information with friends, family and colleagues providing the ability to send listings by email or text directly from the application.
The new WhitePages Mobile application is available today as a free download in the iTunes App Store.
WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 20 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 iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry applications that have been downloaded more than 7 million times. WhitePages' social buying website DealPop offers deals on local businesses around the U.S., at up to 70 percent off retail prices.
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