GeoSpot, a location-based services and social activities site has launched the Beta release of GeoSpot(TM) Mobile Web service. This Mobile Web search service is a search of local businesses and other POIs (points of interest) that are open either now or at a specified time. Instead of listing POIs of which many may be closed, consumers only see those that are currently open or those POIs that are opening soon.
If you use the Mobile Web, GeoSpot’s Mobile Web service allows you to use contextual navigation to find related POIs. You can see the specific location on a map or you can simply use the phone dial feature to immediately contact the businesses. According to Geospot, Inc., GPS capability will be added soon.
The GeoSpot Mobile Web service currently works on any mobile phone that has a web browser. All you have to do is connect www.geospot.com using your phone’s web browser and the GeoSpot servers will automatically provide the version appropriate for your mobile phone.
From what I can tell, GeoSpot is currently available for the San Francisco, California area only during the Beta. You can still try to use the service to search, you’ll just get a message from them saying that the service is unavailable in the area where you searched.
GeoSpot is a leading location-based information and social activities Internet company. It was founded in 2005 with the mission of developing highly advanced location-based services (LBS) software application platform to manage semantically-rich geographical consumer information and activities on the Web and mobile devices. GeoSpot is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, visit www.GeoSpot.com or check out their GeoSpot blog.