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Brings location awareness to business networking.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Here On Biz, a free mobile app bringing chat and location awareness to the LinkedIn experience, is now available in the Apple App Store. Now business professionals can instantly locate others around them and start online conversations that move into real world interactions.
"Some apps are great at helping people locate their Facebook friends or romantic interests nearby, but we believe business professionals are being left out," said Nick Smoot, CMO of Here On Biz. "Many professionals don’t want their work relationships mixing with their personal lives, which happens all the time on social networks. They’re seeking connections focused on closing deals and climbing the corporate ladder; and that’s exactly what we’ve built."
Here On Biz connects to a person’s LinkedIn account, giving them instant visibility into professionals around them. The user can see where their contacts are by general neighborhood and start online chats that easily turn into face-to-face business meetings. The app also reveals professionals nearby who a user isn’t connected to, but may like to know due to professional synergy. Just like LinkedIn, once an invitation is accepted, the two individuals are networked and can begin chatting.
"We knew the importance of mobile, but it really hit home when Gartner reported over 296 million smartphones shipped worldwide last year and comScore calculated over 100 million Americans are carrying smartphones. It’s the wild west right now and opportunity abounds if you think creatively," said Allen Hartwig, CEO of Here On Biz. "Some companies capitalized on connecting friends, others by moving resumes to an online format; we are taking business networking into the era of instant, on-demand, geo-based convenience."
The two entrepreneurs aren't new to the mobile scene. After successfully starting and selling their first mobile technology company in eight months, they took leadership roles in a company which powered apps for the the world's top real estate brands. A number of conventions and expositions have already expressed interest in using the app due to its strict business networking focus, event check-in capability, and zero cost.
About Here On Biz:
Here On Biz started as an idea from spending too many days in hotel rooms while on the road and sitting in airports while planes were delayed. Now you can be productive with the extra 45 minutes you have. Founded in February of 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Early in February Here On Biz successfully released their private beta version of the app to a strategic group across the United States. The app is now available in the Apple App Store. Follow @hereonbiz on Twitter and like the company on Facebook at facebook.com/hereonbiz. To learn more, please visit http://www.hereon.biz.
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