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Bizzy Brings Personalized Local Business Recommendations to Android Users

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Feb. 17, 2011

Gadi Shamia

Bizzy’s Android app is the easiest way to find great recommendations for you to eat, play, or shop. Bizzy uses your location to provide you with personalized recommendations in your area, which are built leveraging an algorithm that maps you to people who like the same places you do. Bizzy breaks down the recommendations first by quality and then by distance. You can browse based on categories such as restaurants, bars and nightlife, coffee shops, entertainment, shopping and even ice cream and frozen yogurt, and you can further filter your recommendations using subcategories such as Cuban, dive bars or shoe stores.

With users contributing over 120,000 favorites in just 12 weeks, Bizzy has generated more than 1.1 million personal recommendations and has opened their beta to everyone, rolling out personalized recommendations and new features across the country.

"We want to provide people with quality local business recommendations whenever and wherever they need them, and with Google’s Android platform shipping roughly one-third of the 101.2 million smartphones shipped across the globe in Q4, we knew it was the logical next step," said Shamia. "Bizzy’s Android app makes it easy to find recommended businesses nearby based the favorites of from people who have similar tastes."

Bizzy App Features:

  • Discover nearby recommended businesses on your Android phone from anywhere
  • Access recommendations based on your personal tastes – not friends, ads or random listings
  • View a list of your top recommendations
  • See tips for a place from Bizzy users, plus see Foursquare tips and Yelp reviews
  • Filter recommendations based on business category and subcategory
  • Discover people with similar tastes
  • Share new favorites via Twitter and Facebook
  • Leave tips to share your favorite things about a business

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About Bizzy

Bizzy is a registered trademark of ReachLocal, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Seana Norvell

FortyThree, Inc.


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