Whatsopen.com, the secretive mobile local search company that lets you find local businesses and user generated reviews, isn’t just going to offer its service on Google’s Android mobile phone system.
It will let users search reviews from Facebook and other social networks that provide open access to their users via Google’s OpenSocial developer platform, a source tells us.
There are many local search companies and mobile search companies that have already launched publicly. Whatsopen is the first company we’ve heard of that is trying to tie them all together, although right now its not clear exactly how.
We should caution that all of this comes from a single source of ours, and we haven’t been able to get comment from Google or Facebook about it. This information is definitely still in the “speculation” category.
The company hasn’t only been working with Google, it has consulted with executives and engineers from tech companies around the world, our source tells us.
It has been privately testing in the United States and China and has data on tends of millions of businesses and other local destinations.
It will let data be freely imported and exported from the site.
The company is self-funded. Our previous coverage here.