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LivingSocial comes to iPhone

Get to know what your friends want for the holidays with LivingSocial iPhone app.

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With the holidays just around the corner, it's probably time you tried to figure out what to get your friends and family. How about you show them your wish list and they show you theirs?

That's the idea behind LivingSocial, a social Web site that on Monday announced its iPhone application. The social network allows users to access information on the interests of friends and family for gift ideas, as well as to publish photos and reviews. Its arrival on the iPhone could make for a handy on-the-go mobile resource for the holidays.

Just like using the Web site, the mobile application grants users participation in a community of almost 7 million people who have cataloged nearly 98 million of their favorite books, music, movies, games, restaurants, and, of course, beer. Unlike generic social networks such as Facebook or MySpace, LivingSocial is an interest-based online community. This means you will find what you want more easily, in less time.

I tried the app on my iPhone and it worked very well, better than that of Facebook, which crashed once in a while. The LivingSocial application is available now at the App Store and you can download it for free.