Denver-based MapQuest will be rolling out a new product called MQVibe, which the company is promoting that it “will pivot and repackage the local space,” according to the platforms announcement on their website.
Fusible has been reporting about MQ Vibe since September when AOL was first reported about the trademark filings and domain registrations having to do with NVibe and MQVibe.
Fusible had an article earlier this week where the website revealed never-before-known details about the project. After that Fusible was able to glean more information from the website by visiting other various web pages and source code that is no longer available, because AOL has since blocked access to the pages.
If you visit NVIBE and you’ll be redirected to a MapQuest page, with this message: “Something cool is coming to your neighborhood.”
However, Fusible has made a pretty good estimation on what AOL has planned for the new platforms.
Here are some key facts discovered about the new product:
-The subtitle for MQVibe is “Neighborhood Hotspots, Rankings & Reviews”.
-Facebook will integrate the site. The Facebook page for Neighborhood VIBE will be located at: Neighborhood VIBE
– Users will be able to invite their Facebook friends to vote on hot neighborhoods and local hotspots and post items to their Facebook wall.
– Neighborhoods and hotspots will receive a vibe rank that users will be able to vote up or down.
-Each place in MQVibe will be described by its vibe score and its underlying factors. These factors are based on crowd-sourced user behavior and physical characteristics of the place, such as the category and location of local businesses, density, features of the urban geography and demographics.
More key facts about the new release can be found at Fusible. The website has done a thorough job of reporting on MapQuest’s new product.