The Finalists

The apps, ranging from online music stores to sites that will pick the name of a tune out of thin air, turn your Web browser or Web-enabled desktop into a full audio entertainment system.




Angie's List
http://www.angieslist.com

A collection of professionally certified home services that's maintained and curated by experts.




Ask Maps
http://maps.ask.com

A collection of professionally certified home services that's maintained and curated by experts.




CitySearch
http://www.citysearch.com/

A collection of reviews and guides curated by both professionals and users for local businesses and landmarks.




Dopplr
http://www.dopplr.com/

One part calendar and one part social network. You plug in your traveling schedule and it will tell you who else will be there at that exact time.




EveryTrail
http://www.everytrail.com

A collection of user-created hiking trails that's curated by the people who created them.




Evite
http://www.evite.com

An online invitation service and party planning tool that lets you design invites, send them out, then track who's coming to an event.




FireEagle
http://fireeagle.research.yahoo.com/

A location-based social service from Yahoo. Its APIs allow other services to build location awareness into their own apps.




FlightStats
http://www.flightstats.com

Tracks flight delays and airport closures around the world so you can avoid them before you leave the house to go somewhere, or pick someone up.




Goog411
http://labs.google.com/goog411/

Google's free 411 service. Users can either type in their search or speak it into their phones.




Google Earth
http://earth.google.com

Google's 3D maps software. Its latest version added historical maps and a recording feature that lets you share your routes with others.




Google Latitude
http://www.google.com/latitude/intro.html

A service for sharing your location with friends. It works on a variety of phones and can be set to keep your privacy limited to just the people you want.




Google Maps
http://maps.google.com

Google's free online maps service. It provides driving directions, traffic, and search results for local businesses.




Live Search 411
http://www.livesearch411.com

Microsoft's free voice-powered 411 service. Users can get free search from their phones with just their voice.




Live Search Maps
http://maps.live.com/

Microsoft's free online maps tool. It provides driving directions, traffic, and search results for local businesses.




MizPee
http://www.mizpee.com

Helps you find a public or private toilet to use when you're out and about. Its database is curated and moderated by its users.




NearbyNow
http://nearbynow.com

A product search tool that helps you figure out if things are in stock in the stores close by.




OpenTable
http://www.opentable.com

Lets you make reservations at restaurants without having to call or show up in person.




Outside.in
http://outside.in

Tracks local news and links based on location. It automatically figures out where you're visiting from and will filter in its news to match.




PolicyMap
http://www.policymap.com/

A collection of demographic and census information, displayed as map overlays that can be searched, sorted, and toggled on and off.




SeatGuru
http://www.seatguru.com

Gives you detailed information about certain airplane seats before you book a ticket, including if they're limited in leg-room or otherwise undesirable.




Socializr
http://www.socializr.com/

A party planning and invitation service. You can plan for and track progress on events before and after they happen.




StreetAdvisor
http://www.streetadvisor.com

Provides local knowledge of neighborhoods and locations sourced by users.




Topix
http://www.topix.com

Local news from around the Web based on the city you set it on.




TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com

A collection of user reviews for hotels, restaurants, and landmarks. Users can also search for flights and make travel reservations.




TripIt
http://www.tripit.com

Makes keeping track of travel information easier by aggregating it into one place.




Weather Bug
http://www.weatherbug.com

Provides free weather reports from around the world.




Yahoo Friends on Fire
http://apps.facebook.com/on-fire/

Facebook tool that uses Yahoo's Fire Eagle to share your location with friends.




Yahoo Maps
http://maps.yahoo.com

A free online mapping service that provides directions and search results for businesses.




YellowBot
http://www.yellowbot.com/

Lets users review and rate local businesses and landmarks.




Yelp
http://yelp.com

Lets customers review restaurants and other businesses with anywhere from one to five stars.





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