Aloqa Launches Local Community on Android; Crosses 900,000 Global Downloads

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Aloqa's Local Wall is like a hyper-local Twitter on mobile with LBS. You have the ability to set a virtual location so you can place yourself anywhere on the planet and see local neighborhoods, what food or coupons or deals locals like, what kind of graffiti they have created, who they find attractive etc.

Aloqa (http://www.aloqa.com), a free mobile service that proactively notifies users of interesting places, events, bargains and services around them, today announced that it has launched the “Aloqa Local Wall”, a community based channel that lets users socialize and connect with each other. Using the “Local Wall”, users can share, recommend and review the best local places, deals and events with other users. The “Local Wall” is now available on Aloqa's Android application and will launch on other platforms later this year. This development coincides with Aloqa also crossing over 900,000 downloads globally since its successful launch at MobileBeat in 2009.

"The Local Wall channel creates a community around what Aloqa and our partner publishers already offer our users – notifications about relevant places, events and bargains in their proximity without having to enter anything into a browser or search box. Now with the Local Wall, users can also see other Aloqa users nearby, what they are doing, what they like, what they might want to buy or sell, or simply share their thoughts. We are also excited that partners like Foodspotting, NextStop, and SpotCrime are also using the Aloqa Local Wall to bring community content to the forefront. So Aloqa users not only get our core simplified search and discovery experience, but also a chance to connect with other locals and socialize" said Sanjeev Agrawal, CEO of Aloqa.

Aloqa, which was recently rated by Forbes as the "Best Android App to Travel With", is already available in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Austria and Hong Kong (where it is branded "Yiyi"). The company has ambitious expansion plans and is working with a number of global enterprises and operators who are using the Aloqa platform for real-time, context-based alerts. The company is also working with over 100 global publisher partners such as Google, Bing, Yelp, last.fm, Eventful, Beyond.com, Dealmap, Nachtagenten, Wozzon, Hotpads and Coupons.com and announced its deep integration with Facebook at Google I/O in May.

For more information on Aloqa please visit: http://www.aloqa.com. Publishers seeking to create a channel and distribute it via the Aloqa app to users worldwide should visit: http://dev.aloqa.com    

About Aloqa

Aloqa provides mobile users context relevant alerts and notifications. Based on their location, preferences and social relationships, Aloqa users can just look at their phones and see relevant notifications about relevant content close to them without having to enter anything into a browser or another application: their favorite businesses and points of interest, deals / coupons nearby, music performances and events in proximity. As they move, Aloqa refreshes automatically, so users never miss a social opportunity, event, or bargain.

The company has won several awards including VentureBeat (http://venturebeat.com/2009/07/16/iq-engines-aloqa-win-mobilebeat-tesla-awards/), Smaato and Motorola (http://www.mobilemarketingmagazine.co.uk/content/two-aloqa-smaato-awards), and was a finalist at Mobile World Congress for the most innovative mobile platform.

Aloqa has offices in Palo Alto, California, and Munich, Germany. More information about Aloqa can be found at http://www.aloqa.com.

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Sanjeev Agrawal, CEO
Aloqa (USA)
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Aloqa (Germany)
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