GeoSpot launches Deep Local Search on web and mobile

GeoSpot launches Deep Local Search on web and mobile

This comes a year after GeoSpot brought the first-ever local search with time filter – the ability to search and only show results for businesses and POIs that are open now or at a user-requested time.

While the majority of local search services and Internet yellow pages display business information, the data is not meaningfully structured and they often display irrelevant search results or are not searchable at all.

In contrast, GeoSpot enables users to search for a myriad business characteristics such as what is open at a particular time, which establishments provide sought-out products or services, POI's affiliations and certifications (e.g. green-certified), accessibility, brands of credit cards accepted, products (e.g. organic food), facilities (e.g. public restrooms), recurring events (e.g. happy hours), and cultural and lifestyle characteristics (e.g. Spanish-speaking, kid-friendly or dog-friendly).

Since its beta release with limited San Francisco Bay Area-only data, GeoSpot has expanded its deep data coverage nationally, and its deeper and searchable content is now available in major metropolitan areas and thousands of other cities all over the US.

Similar to using GeoSpot service on standard web browsers, using GeoSpot on mobile phones is as easy as launching the mobile web browser and connecting to http://www.geospot.com/. No application download is required, and GeoSpot service works on any browser-enabled phone.

GeoSpot's deep content and local search engine are also available for licensing by developers of LBS applications and platforms, i.e. manufacturers of mobile phones, PNDs, car navigation devices, wireless operators and any location-based or map-based applications that can benefit from embedding a local search service in their offerings.

Dr. Egil Juliussen, principal analyst market research company iSuppli, commented: "An early player in the market, GeoSpot is providing the in-depth POI and LBS data that will be needed for future growth of search-based mobile devices."


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