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September 1, 2016 Apps No Comments Email Email

Nomly, the startup dedicated to connecting users with local residents, announced the launch of their new app for iOS. Nomly provides personalized, on-demand recommendations to the best eateries, watering holes, and cultural landmarks by tapping into the collective knowledge of those who know the area best – locals.

The Nomly app facilitates both traveler-to-local as well as local-to-local connections. To get recommendations, all a user has to do is ask. Anyone can post a question in any city, but only locals can make recommendations. Askers can also chat with their local recommenders, further encouraging person-to-person connections.

Nomly offers a fun and easy take on what people already naturally do when they explore a new destination – they ask for advice from people who actually live there – whether it’s from friends, Airbnb hosts, hotel concierges, and so on.

Nomly aims to save users time and energy that they would normally spend scanning the web and vetting lengthy, often emotionally-biased reviews. Unlike review sites and “Top 10” listicles, Nomly delivers results that are truly relevant and tailored to the unique sensibilities of the individual user.

“The questions that users ask tend to be personal and incredibly specific, like ‘Help me find the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon date that has good wine, comfortable chairs, is high-end, a little bit sexy, and near the Omni westside hotel.’ These are the questions that people prefer asking a real person through Nomly, because it would be a nightmare to search online or browse reviews to find that perfect spot,” said Nomly Founder Kartik Jain.

Nomly launched their first MVP in Houston in March 2015 before relocating to Austin later that year. After nearly 18 months of research and experimentation, Nomly is launching their brand new iOS app worldwide this September. It will be free to download, and free of ads.

Early adopters can preview the new app before it goes live by signing up on the company’s website here.

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