Android Apps that make your Phone more Interesting for Local Search

Android Apps, or applications, extend the functionality of your phone. There are tons of them and the trick is finding the ones that give the best results… as well as apps that work here in Australia.

The 2 big apps proximity searches for Android are FourSquare and FaceBook Places. These applications have a huge user base and they provide a social context with user reviews to go along with information on what’s in the area. These apps are not only about finding businesses that provide what you’re searching for, but they also offer the ability to connect with people when you get there.

A simpler and perhaps more useful App would be AroundMe by TweakerSoft which allows you to quickly get niche results for main category items like pharmacies, coffee shops, etc.

Most apps are available on both the Android and iPhones platforms with iPhone apps delivered through iTunes.

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.
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