July 15, 2013 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - Voice Media Group (VMG) today relaunched its popular BestOf app as part of its continued focus on providing users with strong, localized content they can trust and use every day. The BestOf app will give users smart recommendations on the top things to do and see nearby, with results powered by a unique combination of editors' and readers' picks.
"When we re-launched the company as Voice Media Group last year, we made it clear that robust, localized content would be the primary focus across our digital properties," said Scott Tobias, CEO of Voice Media Group. "We overhauled the BestOf app with the functionality needed to create a location-based user experience that feels like a community and relies on our trusted content. It completely simplifies the process of finding the best places to go in a way that just makes sense."
Highlighted Features include the ability to:
* Access years of curated recommendations from editors and readers, including winners and finalists from VMG's popular "BestOf" issues and comprehensive location information from VMG's Voice Places database
* Explore what's around you - in your own backyard or while traveling to a new city - with impressive data that can be filtered by category and location
* Leave tips, share on social networking sites, and bookmark your favorite places
* See what other users are up to and the places they're visiting with My Voice Nation integration
* Vote right on the app for your favorite restaurants, clubs and shops in VMG publications' annual BestOf readers' polls
The updated BestOf app will include data for VMG's 11 local markets: Village Voice (New York), LA Weekly (Los Angeles), Westword (Denver), New Times (Phoenix), Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Riverfront Times (St. Louis), New Times (Miami), City Pages (Minneapolis), New Times (Broward) and OC Weekly (Orange County).
BestOf also includes data for 21 non-VMG markets: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C.
The app is available free for download for iOS devices in the App Store and for Android devices in the Google Play Store.
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and gen) and iPad * Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 5.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Best Of... 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Located in Denver, Colorado, Voice Media Group is a privately held media company focused on the creation of original news and entertainment content across print, mobile and web properties for the culturally aware consumer. The company owns and operates 11 leading weekly newspapers - including the Village Voice (New York), LA Weekly (Los Angeles), Westword (Denver), New Times (Phoenix), the Houston Press, the Dallas Observer, the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), New Times (Miami), City Pages (Minneapolis), New Times (Broward/Palm Beach) and OC Weekly (Orange County) - affiliated digital properties, and a national sales arm, VMG National. Each month, VMG reaches seven million readers in print, nine million unique visitors on desktop, and 5.4 million unique visitors on mobile, in addition to 1.3 million email subscribers. VMG also hosts more than 50 signature food, music and arts events per year nationwide. Meanwhile, VMG National serves more than 56 partner sites and publications with a weekly print circulation of three million and 95 million page views per month. For more information, visit website. Copyright (C) 2013 Voice Media Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.