uLocate adds Yelp, Zipcar and Topix to its GPS widget platform

uLocate adds Yelp, Zipcar and Topix to its GPS widget platform
uLocate today announced the release of three new widgets: Yelp, Zipcar and Topix to its location based platform WHERE, currently available for customers of US wireless operators Sprint and Alltel.

Yelp, a leading local guide, is a website where locals read and write about their favorite neighborhood businesses. In the two years since launch, “yelpers” have written over 1.6 million reviews. Now, through the Yelp widget, users can find the top rated restaurants, gift stores or other businesses within walking distance of their current location.

Zipcar is a car sharing service, offering self service, on demand car by the hour or the day. Zipcar has 3,000 cars available in 23 cities across the United States. The Zipcar widget allows members to utilize WHERE to locate and view the nearest Zipcars on their mobile screen as well as instantly connect to Zipcar's reservation system to select a nearby vehicle.

Topix is a Top 20 news web site (Hitwise, July 2007) and the leading news community on the web. With news pages for all 32,500 U.S. ZIP codes, Topix mobile leverages WHERE’s location enabled technology to feed users news or classified ads based on their current location.

Wednesday, October 10th 2007

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