Yell.com App Now on the Ovi Store

Yell.com, the UK's local search engine, has launched a free app on the Ovi Store

(PresseBox) (Birmingham, ) The new app utilises Yell.com's extensive database of local businesses to provide real time location based access to classified business information, including websites, contact details and directions.

With plumbers, pubs, taxis, takeaways and cash machines a mere touch away, key features include:

- Searching for popular local businesses
- Automatically finds your location with a GPS fix
- Easy to call businesses straight from the app
- Businesses displayed on a map so you can see their proximity to your location
- Walking and driving directions so you can avoid getting lost on the way there
- Sharing great businesses you recommend to friends

Matthew Bottomley, director of new media product marketing, for Yell in the UK, said: "The Ovi Store is a natural fit for Yell.com as the consumer mobile experience continues to develop with personalised, relevant content. Nokia smartphone users now have easy access to location relevant content from Yell.com's free database of over two million local businesses."

Rupert Englander, head of services, Nokia UK, said: "The Yell.com app is another great addition to the Ovi Store. It's packed full of trusted location based content and information, which is sure to help businesses promote themselves and Nokia users find the information they are looking for."

The application will be compatible with a range of Nokia devices, including the eagerly awaited Nokia N8, which launches in the UK during the third quarter of 2010.

About Nokia

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

Yell Group plc

Launched in 1996, Yell.com is the UK's local business search engine and a major online advertising medium for small and medium sized enterprises. Yell.com provides consumers with a direct and effective route to finding a business or service online using keyword, type of business, or company name and location as search criteria. Consumers can review relevant search results and quickly determine the right business for their needs based on detailed advertiser information and rich, vertical content to better help them make a decision. Yell.com's up to date, comprehensive and trusted database of over two million UK business listings including 195,000 searchable advertisers (June 2010) can be accessed via the web site (www.yell.com), through web browsers on all mobile phones and a downloadable application available on a wide range of mobile devices. Yell.com also provides sophisticated, zoomenabled maps to help consumers locate its SME advertisers, and provides other features such as walking and driving directions, closest car parks and street views.

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