Bootstrapped Start-Up Generates More Monthly Traffic Than Any Other Mobile Local Search Service, Establishes Key Partnerships
Online PR News – 13-April-2012 – San Francisco, CA – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and TURIN, Italy – AroundMe (www.aroundmeapp.com), the leading location-aware mobile search app, has surpassed the 6 million mark for monthly unique mobile users, a milestone that puts it ahead of any other mobile local search service in the world. On the strength of its 1 million monthly downloads, AroundMe has also established a number of new partnerships including Booking.com for hotel reservations, web-based navigation with Telenav, and reservation functionality with OpenTable among others.
Available in over 200 countries and 19,000 cities worldwide, AroundMe is one of the most widely downloaded iPhone and Android apps and consistently ranks as a Top 15 lifestyle app in the App Store in most world markets. The company will also be releasing a Windows Phone version shortly in a major global launch. The latest user milestones illustrate how AroundMe is the ultimate lead-generation machine, enabling users anywhere to use their smartphone to find the nearest restaurants – and check out the menu and make a reservation; discover show times at the closest movie theaters; or locate everything from the nearest parking options to the closest banks and ATMs.
AroundMe was built without external capital and has been profitable since the very beginning, relying on a small high-quality team exclusively focused on delivering the best user experience on a mobile device.
“When it comes to locating a bar, a gas station or just about any kind of business that’s even a few feet from the user, AroundMe is as simple as it gets,” said AroundMe CEO Marco Pifferi. “But behind that simplicity is a highly complex functionality that is built on multiple databases, in ten languages and local contexts, to give you handy, helpful results in milliseconds, no matter where you are.”
Founded in 2008, AroundMe (www.aroundmeapp.com) has grown to be the leading application in location-aware mobile search with over 6M unique users per month producing over 27M searches over the same period. The user base is truly global, covering 19,000 cities worldwide. On key metrics, the app is the largest local search service on the iPhone platform. An Android application is also available. The AroundMe application allows users to quickly identify local services such as restaurants, movie theatres, bars, hotels and museums among others. Increasingly the application also allows booking functionality including hotels, restaurants and movies. AroundMe is self-funded and based in Turin, Italy, with an office in San Francisco, CA.
More information about AroundMe is available at: http://www.aroundmeapp.com/