We weren't kidding when we told you we'd be updating our Android app to include even cooler features. Our lead developer on the app, Owen, officially launched '91local search' this week. The local search feature uses the phone's GPS to detect the latitude and longitude and then searches domain names for local businesses around that location.
The feature is a great way for businesses to locate strong keyword domains to register that will help them drive more business to their existing site. Geo domain investors rejoice! Now you can enjoy endless inspiration for hot geo domain suggestions from wherever you may be. Personally I'm surprised at how many local shops don't have their domains registered! It's a great opportunity to share with your favorite coffee shop barista or hairdresser why they should get their business online. It's also fun just to search and poke around.
From within the app simply click on the '91Location' button from the menu. The tool will automatically detect your latitude and longitude (make sure your GPS is turned on) and then pull available domains based on places around your location.
Don't Have an Android?
Don't feel left out; for those of you who don't have Android phones (we're still planning on an iPhone app summer 2011!) you can test out this (beta) search functionality here: www.name.com/localsearch
We hope you enjoy playing around with the new tool! Let us know what you think.