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Local search engine Yell goes live on Nokia’s Ovi Store

Good news for Nokia owners: UK local directory Yell has launched its official app on the Ovi Store, offering its database of local businesses for on-the-go use.

That’s good news for finding pubs nearby, late-night taxis, takeaways and cash machines, with a strong focus on the kinds of services people might need to find in a hurry on their mobile phones. The app hooks into your phone’s GPS to get a fix on your location before serving up results, naturally.

It also offers walking and driving directions, and sharing features to recommend particular businesses to friends. Nokia says the app will work on a range of its devices, including the E72, X6, 6700 Slide and the yet-to-be-released N8. Yell’s app has been available on iPhone since September last year, so Nokia owners will be pleased to see it make the leap to Ovi Store.

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