Local Search and the iPhone

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on July 15, 2008 3 Comments

While waiting for AT&T to get its 3G network hooked up out here in the boonies where I live (really, it’s not that remote…) so I can buy the new iPhone, I’ve been collecting as much good information as I could find about the phone and, more specifically, the local search applications available for it.

Yellow Pages iPhone appAs far as I can tell, no one has done a better job bringing together local search and the new iPhone apps than Greg Sterling, who today published a 58-page PDF called “A Survey of Location-Aware iPhone Applications.” The players you’d expect are there — Yelp, YellowPages.com, TripAdvisor, etc. — along with a lot of apps you may have missed. Greg lists and shows what’s available in seven different categories, from restaurants to movies to yellow pages and more. Visit Greg’s blog for the download link.

Here are links to some other sources talking about local apps on the new iPhone:

Since I’m still a couple months away from getting the new iPhone (that’s when 3G is supposed to be available here), I’d love to hear your pick as the best local search app available….

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  1. Yelp wins. Map and reviews, and a nice clean interface. Can’t move the map around, which I’m used to with the Maps app.

    No map for YP Mobile. You can read reviews, nice.

    LocalPicks from TripAdvisor is really simplistic, can’t even read reviews.

    Whrll would be cool if I had more friends (on Whrll) or didn’t live in a small town, otherwise its not useful.

  2. SEOJ says:

    It’s great to see that with the coming of the new iPhone – the coming of great apps, tools and opportunities is arising as well.

  3. Maxwell says:

    Whats nice is that YP Mobile uses the Google map built into the iPhone. I am a big tech guy, and Yellow Pages is defiantly a great mobile app.

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