local recommendations

The most popular apps suck us into the technological equivalent of couch lock, but it’s easy to imagine how things might have gone differently. Rather than idly scrolling and mindlessly…

Recs is a social ‘wallet’ for stashing and sharing your favorite places

A company called GemShare wants to formalize what’s today a somewhat haphazard and frustrating process of getting personal recommendations from friends, with the introduction of a new iPhone app that lets you quickly…

GemShare Brings Simple, Word-Of-Mouth Recommendations To The iPhone

Looks like Latitude wasn’t the only Google product that got shut down yesterday in the wake of a new version of Google Maps. Alfred, the local recommendations app that Google…

Google Will Shut Down Alfred, The Local Recommendations App, July 19

Even in our age of Yelp and Google Places, finding the right restaurant can often be hard. In April, Hoppit launched its “ambiance search engine for restaurants” to make it…

Hoppit’s Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants Comes To The iPhone

Apptera, the mobile communications and ad company backed by $30 million from Alloy, Lightspeed Ventures, and others, is today launching a second mobile app to join what had been, until…

Raved Is A Social-Powered Local Recommendations App Built On Facebook & Foursquare