BlockBeacon Releases iPhone App For Local Deals

Santa Monica-based BlockBeacon, a new, venture backed startup developing mobile applications to help connect users with local restaurants and bars, has released a new iPhone app aimed at helping locals discover interesting, socially active places nearby. The startup--backed by said it is expanding beyond Santa Monica to include all of California. BlockBeacon said that so far, its services has been used by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Chamber, LA Tourism and dineLA Restaurant Week, as well as Orange County Restaurant Week, and Pasadena Restaurant Week, to power their interactive maps. BlockBeacon also disclosed that, so far, it has raised $500,000 in funding from; the firm is headed by Brandon Mills, formerly the co-founder and Head of Product at SocialVibe.


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