Best apps: for helping customers to find you

A pin in a mapLocation-finding apps and business directory apps make life easier when you are on the road. Not only can you find what you need but you can also help customers find you by showing them the location of your business.

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Foursquare

This app uses global positioning data so businesses can share information about their location. By registering, you can make people aware of your business when they are in your area. You can also give them incentives through special offers and ask them to review your service.

Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Windows Phone, Nokia

Yell.com

With the mobile app for Yell you can search for businesses, call them with a single tap, get directions and save business details to iPhone contacts. Plus there’s auto-location using the iPhone GPS.

Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia

LocalPeople

LocalPeople is an app that lets you find out where to go and what to do in your area. Online advertising opportunities for businesses include: display and banner ads, page sponsorship and business drectory links.

Platforms: iPhone

Google Places

Millions of people search Google Maps every day. With Google Places you can put your business on that map.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Yelp

Yelp connects people searching for places of interest, bars, restaurants or other local businesses. Customers can retrieve your offers, post reviews and recommend your business to other people. Businesses can post information about their business, adverts and offers, track visitor stats and recommend other businesses.

Platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone

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