New Web App from Centrl: Location, Location, Location

Centrl.jpgCentrl extended its location-based mobile social network—previously available for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia cellular phones—to the Internet with its introduction of a Web application, TechCrunch reported.

The new app allows users to log in via Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle, Friendster, Ning, Hi5, bebo, Orkut, iTimes and Sonico, so registration is not necessary, and use of the app is free-of-charge, according to TechCrunch.

Centrl’s new Web app works by pulling information from Yelp, Citysearch, Wikipedia and other sites, and it is completely integrated into Centrl’s social-network versions and mobile-phone apps, according to TechCrunch.

Users of the Web version can now contribute and share content, such as by marking a certain place on a map, uploading a picture of it, adding a comment and posting a link to Twitter, after which Centrl automatically creates a profile page based on that information for other mobile or Web app users to view and interact with, and TechCrunch said this capability exists in the company’s mobile app, as well.