SOURCE: Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC
Apps for Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, Houston, Phoenix and Denver Are the Essential Guide for Where to Go Out, Where to Eat and What to Do
PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC has released new iPhone apps for the company’s properties in seven cities: SF Weekly, LA Weekly, the Village Voice in New York City, Minneapolis CityPages, Houston Press, Phoenix New Times and Denver Westword. The free apps bring the best of each city to users’ fingertips, listing hundreds of concerts and events, sortable by date, your location or neighborhood, as well as reviews of thousands of restaurants and Editor’s Picks from the VVM experts in each city.
Village Voice Media’s family of companies, including 14 metro-area alt-weekly print publications and 20 online properties, are the premier source of information for readers wondering where to go, what to do, who to see, or where to eat in each city. The new iPhone apps give readers everything they need to take to explore their city: comprehensive restaurant guides, music reviews, food critiques, events around town, including “Last Night” featuring nightlife coverage and slideshows from the previous night.
“Mobile is an essential channel for reaching our readers and make our papers and online properties a real part of their lives,” said Bill Jensen, VVM’s director of new media. “In a few minutes someone with this app can pull up information on a new lounge, read a review of it, and realize their favorite band is playing there later that night, all while on the way home from the office. That’s at the heart of what we do — arm our readers with everything they need to go out and have a good time.”
Village Voice Media also recently launched Happy Hours, a successful mobile app built in conjunction with GoTime, a leading application development company. The app, which lets users in nearly 40 markets find the best happy hours around them, skyrocketed to the top of Apple’s free travel app charts, and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of people.
About Village Voice Media, LLC
Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC is the ultimate parent of a family of 14 weekly newspapers and daily Web sites, including New York’s Village Voice, the LA Weekly, Denver’s Westword and the Phoenix New Times. Online, in print, and on mobile devices, the Companies’ properties combine music, food and events coverage with gritty, hard-hitting journalism to create the most powerful city guides in each market. While the focus of the brand is local, its free classifieds site, backpage.com, partnership with social recommendation engine LikeMe.Net and national sales force, Voice Media Group, allows VVM and its Companies to extend their reach to a national level.