Rummble makes it as easy to find people and places nearby you’ll
love. As a location based social search and discovery tool, Rummbles
enables users to find personalised recommendations for a location very
quickly. Instead of a traditional search, Rummble uses an algorithm
that creates a personal ‘trust network’ for each user by calculating
who they trust for different types of content. Rummble is built by a
small but passionate team based in London, England. The award winning
start-up was started by Founder and serial entrepreneur Andrew J Scott
and CTO Clive Cox.
So whats the news then ?
Rummble on Vodafone 360
Some say, the Rummble for VF360 widget is the worlds first location aware JIL widget (seriously, it really might be!). Some say the widget is the most useful widget ever deployed on a Samsung H1 handset… All we know is that it is in Beta, it is available now and if you’ve got one of Vodafone’s shiny new @vodafone360 handsets then you’re going to want to download it right now from here: http://bit.ly/rumbeta360
for VF360 is a JIL widget optimised for the Samsung H1 and the Vodafone
widget platform and API. It uses Vodafones own Location API to locate
where you are (although it can be a little slow to attach to GPS) and
then give you all the rich content of Rummble at your H1 fingertips!
Rummble on Android
Rummble, the easiest way to find people and places nearby you love, today announced version 1.0 of Rummble for Android,
the Google backed smartphone O/S. The launch brings Rummbles unique
personalised real-time recommendations platform to users who don’t own
an iPhone, for the first time.
Most services re-publish directories containing the same bars,
restaurants and hotels where as Rummble is designed to help you create
and share the “long tail” of local content in the physical world. That
could be a museum, a favourite park bench, salon, dog walk, public art
or hiking spot. Rummble empowers people to become an influencer among
their own social circle. Anyone using Rummble can, rate, share &
review any location and with Rummbles patent pending technology, the
service delivers personalised results to users, learning their tastes
as they go.
Rummble for Android offers lots of ways for users to interact and
mold their social life more easily, rather than jumping through hoops
to do so. Features in this first beta version of Rummble for Android
- Finding recommendations nearby, personalised to you, quickly and easily
- Check-in to any venue in the world and notify your group of friends in real-time
- See how buzzing a venue is and view the Tweets coming from that actual place
- Connect Rummble to Facebook, Twitter, Bebo and Linked In
“Android phones are going to be a serious
force in the market, as one of the most advanced mobile operating
systems it was an obvious next step for Rummble” said Andrew J. Scott,
CEO & Founder of Rummble “..it’s very much a version 1 and still
has a few bugs, but we think Android owners are going to love it”.
- Rummble gives you personalised results for physical points of interest nearby, within seconds
So what does this all mean, well now the startup has its application on iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and VF360 platform, basically covering all bases and thus has also opened up Twitter’s new Geotagging API
which provides accessible location context to tweets from Rummble
check-ins and reviews.
Well the great news is that all this wonderful technology runs on Sun Startup Essential hardware and software and is scaling wonderfully, thanks to some engineering and architecture discussions beforehand a platform has been adopted that enables Rummble to scale linearyl as required, and determine its future costs and needs based on demands, thus from a business cash flow aspect give them more future forecast.