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Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011/04/27 - Nearby makes it easy for users to find shops and other points of interests they are looking for. For business to gain visibility and gain valuable feedback. And for governments to improve tourism and help promote public services - Nearby.dk.
Benefits for users:
When a user arrives at Nearby they are met with a map with their position in the center, and a points of interest visible on the map. We provide a list of open shops in the area so the user quickly can find places that are open for business. The users location is constantly updated as the user moves around.
The user can find the place they want by applying the category filter. For instance, selecting the “Grocery Store” and “ATM” category will remove all places from the map that aren’t a grocery store, or a cash dispenser. Furthermore the user can use the search function to search for specific places all around the world.
Once a place is selected by the user they can see a description, leave feedback, and get a route planned.
Users can also suggest changes to existing places, or suggest new places.
The user can easily arrange a meeting place by sharing a location with their friends on facebook, twitter, E:, or through many other services.
Nearby will always be free to users.
Benefits for business owners:
Add your shop to Nearby to promote your business. In your listing your customers will be able to find your address, phone number, E: address, homepage and a description of your shop.
You can write opening hours for your shop so your customers will never go to your shop in vain.
Nearby provides the ability to upload pictures, PDF documents and videos to help you promote your shop. You can also upload your own icon to distinguish yourself from your competitors in the same categories as you. Restaurants can provide pictures to show the atmosphere, or upload their menu or a commercial.
Nearby (nearby.dk) provides advanced features like our Link Builder that gives business owners the ability to generate links to their chain of stores, or to a specific store. It is also possible to embed the Nearby map on the business homepage.
This gives businesses the ability to have a map on their homepage ( for instance example.com/locations/ ) that only shows their places, and automatically opens the shop nearest to the user. This means the user will quickly find the closest shop, instead of having to browse around the website until they give up or loose interest.
Through Nearby’s POI import and multi shop editing the business can import all their shops, set opening hours and contact information, and have all their shops up and running within minutes.
It will always be free to add a shop to Nearby, though certain advanced features may require a small payment in the future.
Benefits for governments:
Adding places like libraries, postal offices, public lavatories, public phone booths, etc. on Nearby will give citizens the ability to easily find the public service they are in need of. Tourists from other countries or other cities can easily find the closest police station or emergency room if the need arise.
Give tourism a boost by adding Museums, Churches and other tourist attraction. And in the future we will provide a “Tourist” smartphone application that will further improve the ease with which a tourist can find attractions.
A free iPhone/Android application. Both for phone and tablet.
A paid iPhone/Android application that offer the full features the homepage does. Both for phone and tablet.
Supporting one time cultural events and traveling events.
An API for businesses to update their shops through their own internally build applications. For instance for updating petrol prices on all your stations as they change throughout the day.
Ask us for more features or if you want us to help get integrated into Nearby.