DeHood Launches Facebook, iPad and DeHood.com

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Now Even More People in the 'hood' can Connect, Share and Be Aware

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People are using DeHood in many valuable ways - ranging from organizing education reforms to finding lost pets. DeHood is the place where users can check in or stick around to share and find information that's important and relevant to their neighborhood

DeHood, the popular, free solution for building hyper-local communities today announced the integration with Facebook and the availability on iPad. In addition, DeHood is bringing the same functionality available on its iPhone mobile application to http://www.dehood.com. Users on mobile devices and PCs can now benefit from the real-world insights of others who care about improving their neighborhoods. DeHood is the official location-based sponsor of MobileBeat 2010 - check out the event Buzz at http://www.dehood.com or on the app.

"People are using DeHood in many valuable ways - ranging from organizing education reforms to finding lost pets. DeHood is the place where users can check in or stick around to share and find information that's important and relevant to their neighborhood," said Babak Hedayati, CEO and founder of DeHood. "We're excited to make DeHood available to those on Facebook and iPad; people now can reach out and connect to an even larger community, and discover the world around them, whether on their mobile device or PC."

DeHood users worldwide are showing a remarkable attraction to the app, using it to foster community support, report news, express opinions, find shopping deals and network locally through private chat. Specific functionality on each platform is detailed below.

DeHood, the neighborhood solution for Facebook
DeHood is now available as a Facebook App, giving users access to similar functionality as DeHood mobile users, while connecting them to the entire Facebook ecosystem. Users can invite their Facebook friends to join them on DeHood and find new friends they didn't know were in their local community. They can seamlessly import their existing profile into their DeHood profile - no re-entry required. The actions users perform will be posted to their Facebook wall, including shouts and news reports. The app automatically detects your location by IP address, whether you are traveling with your laptop, or working from your home PC. Connect to DeHood for Facebook at: http://apps.facebook.com/indehood

DeHood for iPad
DeHood for iPad enables an enhanced user experience. Associated functions are grouped together on one screen, making more information and related features easily available and improving the overall flow. The "pop-out" screens let users get closer to the information they want, be it maps or photos. Download the app at the Apple App store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dehood-for-ipad/id381047427?mt=8.

DeHood.com
http://www.dehood.com delivers most of the functionality as the mobile app in real-time. Use the reporting features to let others in your community know what's happening around you, like a block party, yard sale or sporting event. Find out about activities before you leave home. Or, make a "virtual visit" to a preferred local business to leave a Tip, write a Review or ask a Question.

DeHood for iPhone
The app now gives users more control over how they send and receive information. Buzz updates can be synced to Twitter and Facebook accounts. Private messages and comments to posts can be received and viewed via push notifications, without having to launch the app. Scratchies (DeHood's virtual rewards) have been re-designed to recognize users who have mastered the app's various functions. The help and settings information has been simplified too. Users can update the iPhone app at the Apple App store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dehood/id371236143?mt=8.

See a video of what you can do with DeHood by visiting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16eHbKIVfHI.

About DeHood
DeHood is the first free solution for building hyper-local communities. DeHood is a privately-held company based in Silicon Valley, founded by a team of entrepreneurs with extensive experience in creating groundbreaking social networking, ecommerce, mobile and consumer Internet businesses.

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