buzzd Officially Launches Its Application In Canada – Now Available For The BlackBerry Storm




By Mauricio

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Buzzd let me know that their free application is now available for the BlackBerry Storm and for Canadian BlackBerry users!

buzzd delivers editorially driven event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from other members of the buzzd community. Users can browse and search continuously updated event feeds, which include pricing, location, and event details as well as the firsthand ratings and reviews posted from the event by other members in real-time.
Event and venue information is courtesy of Citysearch, Flavorpill, Time Out, MyOpenBar, last.fm, Upcoming.org and many other local content providers. User-generated feedback for “real-time” activity about venues and events is also layered at the top of event listings throughout the platform.

Head on over to mobile.buzzd.com from your BlackBerry Browser to download it OTA or buzzd.com/download from your desktop computer.

Visit buzzd.com for more info or check out the full press release after the jump.

Press Release

Location Based City Guide buzzd Officially Launches its Application for BlackBerry Smartphones in Canada and Expands Availability to the BlackBerry Storm Worldwide

The App with the Hockey Stick Growth Comes to Canada

(NEW YORK, NY) – July 14, 2009 – buzzd (http://www.buzzd.com) a location-sensitive city guide and social network, today announced that its popular downloadable application for BlackBerry® smartphones is now optimized to work on the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone and available to all Canadian thrill-seekers. Since launching in late May, buzzd has consistently been one of the most popular apps on BlackBerry App World™.
buzzd delivers editorially driven event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from other members of the buzzd community. Users can browse and search continuously updated event feeds, which include pricing, location, and event details as well as the firsthand ratings and reviews posted from the event by other members in real-time.
Event and venue information is courtesy of Citysearch, Flavorpill, Time Out, MyOpenBar, last.fm, Upcoming.org and many other local content providers. User-generated feedback for “real-time” activity about venues and events is also layered at the top of event listings throughout the platform.

buzzd is also now optimized for Canadian locales and for the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, allowing even more users to partake in the interactive buzzd community via their slick new app. Complete compatibility for buzzd with the popular BlackBerry Storm touch-screen is important because 40% of the location based application’s downloads to date have been by BlackBerry Storm users.
As the buzzd app has been among the top downloads since its launch last May, the buzzd community has seen explosive growth. During this time, there has been an increase of 220% in user-generated reviews or “buzzes”. In fact, user-reviews are the most popular feature of the app.
Further proof that a rising tide raises all ships, visits to buzzd’s mobile Web variant increased 125% due to inbound traffic directly from the app on BlackBerry smartphones.

“The response for buzzd on BlackBerry App World has been phenomenal, and we’re excited to keep updating our release for enhanced compatibility and features based on all the amazing feedback we’re receiving from our customers!” states Deepen Shah, co-founder and CTO of buzzd.

About buzzd
buzzd (http://buzzd.com/m) is a location-sensitive city guide and social network on the mobile device. buzzd answers the question, “What’s going on around me right now? ™” by allowing consumers to get up-to-the minute information on what’s happening at any venue right now, rate events and connect with friends and other people in the area.

buzzd partners with carriers and content providers such as Helio, Virgin Mobile, metroPCS, AT&T, Verizon, Flavorpill, Time Out, ZAGAT, Metromix, myOpenBar, last.fm, Citysearch and many more. The company is based in New York City and backed by Monitor Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Blackberry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company was founded by Nihal Mehta and Deepen Shah from ipsh!, the first mobile marketing agency in the U.S. which was acquired by Omnicom Group in 2005.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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