ThompsonLocal.com is a business finding application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It was created by Thompson Directories and was released on the 7th of October 2010. It is currently free to download. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to find a business quickly.
ThompsonLocal.com has three search methods: Nearby, Anywhere and Map. The Nearby mode lets users quickly select what type of business they are looking for from a long list available. The Anywhere mode allows the user to type into the search bar and get a list of top rated businesses, and finally the Map mode allows users to search on a map. Users can even rate and review the business as they use it and read other people’s reviews.
On the Nearby mode there are many preset types of businesses that users can search for, which once chosen are displayed by distance. These preset types are banks, builders, cafes, chemists, cinemas, dentists, doctors, electricians, estate agents, florists, fuel, garages, hair dressers, hospitals, hotel, painters, plumbers, post offices, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, takeaways, taxis, and theatres. This allows users to find pretty much anything they want.
However if the user wishes to search further afield they can use the Anywhere mode which returns the best businesses from the entire country. Users can also enter another location in this mode and have results for that location returned. This allows the user to find local information when outside of that area. The results are also displayable on the Map mode which allows users to see where the businesses are located on a detailed map, making them much easier to find.
The Thompson Local App will also save a history of the searches the user makes, and this allows easy access when returning to the application. The whole application is designed to make everything easy for the user.
ThompsonLocal.com is a great App which will help anyone find a business they are looking for, whether this is Electricians and Plumbers or Cafes and Cinemas; everything is covered in this application. There is very little to be found wrong with the App; it is free, it is useful and works well. The application is easy to use and quickly returns the results needed. The graphics on the app are designed to be friendly and welcoming and they achieve this well. The application is available for free and is highly recommended as a useful addition to any iPhone.