CityMaps’ Heavy Use Of Social Media A Boon

In its Series A round, New York startup CityMaps recently received $2.5 million financed by Dave Leyrer and president Dave Levin.

CityMaps is a mobile and desktop app similar to Google Maps in functionality, but offers more features, relying heavily on the use of social media. The app gathers information on businesses from social media sites and displays them in a fun and user-friendly way.

Learn more about what your community has to offer with CityMaps’ recently redesigned interface that creatively uses icons and logos to show places on the map.

The app is now also fully integrated with social media companies like Foursquare and Groupon. Now, users will be able to see the Twitter logo every time someone tweets about a particular place, establishment or business. This way, businesses will be more visible to a lot more people making them easier to discover. You might be surprised that just around your corner lies a gem of a bakeshop that serves heavenly donuts!

Easily locate what you’re looking for by filtering businesses by type, get online deals and discounts by getting real-time feeds from sites like Groupon, get lots of tips from Foursquare, and search businesses by jumping to any neighborhood of your choice.

These and lots of other features won CityMaps the Popular Choice Award Grand Prize during the MTA App Quest competition.

Via Betabeat