Archive for August, 2012

Wajam Adds Recommendations From Your Friends Directly in Google Maps and Safari on iPhone

August 29th, 2012 | by alainwong

posted in Company, Features, Mobile

Today, we’re happy to announce Wajam for iPhone, a cool new way to get recommendations from your friends on any app on your iPhone.

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This new mobile-enhanced technology lets you get your friends’ recommendations on the go using Google Search in Safari and Google Maps.

Social Recommendations on the Go

Let’s say you’re searching for a good restaurant in San Francisco. With Wajam, you’ll now get recommendations from friends you trust added directly to your Google results in Safari.

Wajam adds a dedicated friends tab with recommendations from your Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts.

Google Maps Enhanced on iPhone

You can also see these results on a map, giving you places your friends have visited and recommended.

What if you’re looking for a hotel in New York City? You can see where your friends  have stayed, and which ones they like the most.

Social Recommendations in Google Maps on iPhone

Prior to Wajam, no one had been able to integrate all your Facebook, Twitter & Google+ data within a typical Google search… and now we’ve designed a way to take that experience mobile!

The new mobile-enhanced version of Wajam is TRUSTe Certified, adding to the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton we’ve already received for our Social Search Everywhere browser extension.

Try Wajam for iPhone Today

Wajam is simply the best way to get recommendations from your friends, whether you’re searching or shopping on the web.

Try Wajam for free today by visiting http://wajam.com on your mobile phone.

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Wajam Wins Three Stevie® Awards in 2012 International Business Awards

August 21st, 2012 | by alainwong

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Press

We’re proud to announce that Wajam has won three Stevie’s at the 2012 International Business Awards. Wajam was named a Silver Winner for the Most Innovative Company of the Year (in Canada and the U.S.A.) and the Best Social App, and also the Gold Winner for Best Online Press Room.

Most Innovative Company in Canada

In the Most Innovative Company of the Year Award (Canada and the U.S.A.), we received the highest score of all Canadian companies, effectively winning as the most innovative company in Canada. We were also the only Canadian company to place in the Social App Category.

Best Online Press Room

In the Best Online Press Room, we were pleasantly surprised to hear that our team of 19 beat out Accenture, a multi-national company with over 200,000 employees. Visit our award-winning press page!

A Word From Our CEO

Our CEO Martin-Luc Archambault had a few words to say about the wins.

What an honor to be recognized with such reputable and innovative global leaders. It has been an amazing year of growth for Wajam as we continued to expand our team of engineers and developers to help us launch new ways to capture friends’ recommendations during everyday searches for products, places, photos, videos and links. As the social networking world continues to grow exponentially, we have been able to help people easily search through friends’ posts for the content that most matters to them.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Scala Montreal hosted at Wajam

August 7th, 2012 | by alainwong

posted in Montreal

Last month, we hosted a Scala Montreal group meetup at Wajam. It was great meeting fellow Scala developers to discuss tools, frameworks and best practices with this beautiful language.

It’s nice to see the Scala community growing in Montreal, and we’re happy to support it with beer, pizza and an 80″ TV.

Come learn why companies like Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn and Wajam trust Scala with scalable development.

Sign up for the mailing list for upcoming events: http://scala-montreal.org/