Dial Directions: GPS Like New Mobile Service

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.dialdirections.com/images/directions_logo.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.I spoke yesterday with Amit Desai, cofounder and chief product officer of Dial Directions (347-328-4667), a new voice-based local mobile search service. It offers an impressive voice interface that allows users to identify where they are and a desired location and receive a text message back with turn-by-turn directions. You can also use the service to find the nearest location of a particular business (right now chains: e.g., Peet’s Coffee or a specific address).

The rest of this post is on LocalMobileSearch.

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Related: Peter Krasilovsky reports on local Florida newspaper white label adoption of (America) Say Hello, another ad-supported free DA service (powered by CallGenie). Free DA in its various incarnations is starting to quickly become a crowded segment. It will be challenging for smaller competitors over time to have direct to consumer businesses unless they offer unique or superior services. Beyond this, traditional DA will have to offer what amount to concierge-like services if it hopes to survive in the face of all the free options.

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