Localicious has arrived on Android!

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Today we’re proud and excited to launch a brand new mobile app: Localicious!

Available now as a free application for Android phones & devices, Localicious represents the first truly ‘neighborhood-aware’ mobile app, with laser-focused neighborhood search to help you find great local businesses fast.

Localicious immediately detects not just your location and city, but also the real-world neighborhood you’re in. We’ve got 80,000 neighborhoods covered, so you’re likely to be in one of them.

Then, you can enjoy all kinds of Localicious features:

· See the most popular businesses in your ‘hood: the most searched ones as well as hot spots at this very moment. Real time updates make it easy to get the pulse of what’s happening now in your locale!
· Heading out? Pick any other neighborhood – across town or across the country — and get in touch with what’s happening there. Tap to map all your nearby neighborhoods and zoom in to the business you’re looking for.
· Ever forget to check in when you go someplace new? Foursquare check-in is easier than ever now with ‘pre check-in’. Find a place in Localicious, tap the pre check-in button and….that’s it! You’ll be automatically checked in when you arrive. Skip awkward moments of fumbling for a phone or annoying your friends. Just set it and forget it!

We hope you’ll like Localicious. If you’ve ever scrolled through a list of hundreds of Starbucks or lost time trying to find the ‘right’ restaurant on 1st Avenue, you know that more is not always better. By knowing what neighborhood you’re in or about to go to, Localicious makes searching a breeze instead of a workout.

Give it a try now and download the app for free in the Android Market!

Find out more at www.local-icious.com.

Caller ID v3.4 is here: Stop call spam, keep contacts up to date

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The WhitePages Caller ID app has been one of the leading Android apps since its initial release in 2008. With over 1 million caller IDs every day, hundreds of thousands of users and top charting positions in the Google and Amazon Android marketplaces, it’s been a resounding success.

Today we are releasing V3.4 of the WhitePages Caller ID app, which successfully identifies even more incoming calls, as well as making it easier to keep your contacts up to date. You can download it now here.

We’ve found a couple of key uses for Caller ID. One is to screen out Telemarketers and undesired calls. Caller ID 3.4 does an even better job of that by searching a database of the most frequently reported solicitors to catch more “call spam”.

Another important use is identifying welcome callers – friends, associates and business prospects – that may not be stored in your phone contacts. For these calls, we’ve added a new post-call option to update your phone contacts with WhitePages data. With just one tap, you can save full listing information including street address, company, job title and household members.

We’ve also updated our pricing options. The free WhitePages app still comes with a seven day trial of Premium Caller ID, which searches the broadest collection of data possible including cell phones and other hard to find listings. After seven days, you can upgrade to Premium Caller ID for $6.99 for 6 months of service. If you only need to ID calls once in a while, we’ve added a one-time lookup option for $1.99, so you can keep the free version of the Caller ID app and only lookup premium numbers when you need to.

With official records from verified sources – telephone companies, businesses, and people who update their verified listings on WhitePages – we have the most authoritative and complete collection of caller information anywhere. There are some similar apps that require users to upload their phone address books in exchange for getting access to caller ID. This has a couple of drawbacks: first, the information is unverified. Second, your personal address book is being used to identify other people’s calls. WhitePages only uses verified information and doesn’t publish or compromise your personal address book.

As you can tell, we’re maniacal about keeping contacts in order. If you want to take the next step, try out our Hiya contact management service. It fills in the blanks in your entire address book with the latest and greatest WhitePages info and tells you whenever there’s new data available. Go to Hiya.com to find out more.

We hope you enjoy the updates to the WhitePages Caller ID app – please leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Major Updates to WhitePages Top-10-Ranked Android App

WhitePages Android app featured in national "Droid Does Apps" campaign

WhitePages Android app featured in national "Droid Does Apps" campaign

The WhitePages Android app has been a hit – and we’re thrilled that it’s been a Top 10 App in the reference section, especially coming on the heels of news that the Android may even be outselling the iPhone. Not to brag, but we’re proud to have helped identify over 100 million calls to date with our innovative Caller ID feature (available exclusively on Android smartphones) and were even recently featured in Verizon’s nationwide “Droid Does Apps” campaign.

That said, there’s always room for improvement. We have been busy working behind the scenes to shine and polish the new WhitePages and WhitePages with Caller ID Android apps, and while there are too many updates to list them all, here are some of the highlights we’re most excited about:

Search results are ranked by proximity and popularity, and easily saved to your contact list.

–        Business Search:   Finding nearby businesses is now quicker and easier than ever.  Select from a list of popular searches with just a few taps, see your search results ranked with distance from your current location, and see more detailed descriptions for popular businesses.

-        Add to Contacts: A new and improved interface makes it simply to view and modify listing information before saving it to your phone contact list.

–        Call ID: Choose how and where to display a Call ID window during incoming calls.  Customize your Call ID to work with almost any Android phone.

–        Offline access: Use the Recent Results button to see your most recent searches – even if you’re in an elevator or tunnel.   Never be without the numbers you need!

–        Sharing: Send listings to your friends with easy sharing by email or text.

–        More Devices: We’ve made updates to make the app work even better on the many Android devices available like the Droid, Droid Eris, Nexus One, Incredible, CLIQ and Hero as well the original G1 and MyTouch phones.

New icons!

Most importantly (OK not really) – we now have snazzy new icons!
We think V3.2 of the WhitePages Android app is a big step forward, and hope you do, too!

Feel free to share with us how it works for you as well as ideas for continued improvements.   Send a link to your Android phone to download the new app.

WhitePages for Android arrives!

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Today marks the launch of the new WhitePages for Android application. In recent weeks there has been an Android explosion, and Google Android-powered phones are now available from almost every major US wireless carrier. AdMob recently noted that 20% of the smartphone market is now Android phones – that’s up from 2% just 8 months ago!

So, it’s not surprising that we’ve gotten a lot of requests to take the People Search, Business Search and Reverse Phone number search found in many of our other applications and make them available for Android phones. The new WhitePages app includes all of these features and more for free — and complements the Top 10 grossing Caller ID app that we released for Android earlier this year.

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LOOKUP by WhitePages: Identify Unknown Callers!

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Put a name to unknown callers on any phone with LOOKUP text messaging.

Today we’re taking the covers off our latest mobile product – LOOKUP!   This new text messaging service is the first of its kind – and it’s amazingly simple to use.  Just text any 10-digit phone number to 566587 (LOOKUP) to find out who called or texted you.   Sound easy?  It is.

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