It Happened Here for iPhone and Android Reveals Hidden Secrets of New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

Award-winning mobile app lets users discover history, movie scenes, infamous crimes and more in four of the United States’ most vibrant cities

Washington D.C. -- April 28, 2011 – Mobile Surroundings LLC today announced the expansion of its catalogue for It Happened Here, a location-based app for iPhone and Android. The app lets users discover and share extraordinary information and historical facts about some of the liveliest cities in the United States. It Happened Here provides users original summaries and photos for hundreds of fascinating past events as they move about New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

Users will know if they’re dining in the restaurant where Marilyn Monroe had a blind date with Joe DiMaggio, parking in the garage where “Deep Throat” whispered secret details of Watergate to Washington Post reporters, or walking by the apartment building from the TV Show Friends, thanks to It Happened Here’s easy access to guided tour-style information!

It Happened Here, named a “Best iPhone Tour App” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, features an intuitive design and a comprehensive, cloud-based database of fascinating point-of-interest facts. Sharing newly discovered facts about a user’s location with friends via Facebook is seamless thanks to built-in status update functionality. Customizable search settings ensure that only the most relevant and highly-rated results are delivered to users. The app also features an interactive option that allows users to submit their own events for editorial review.

“Today’s tight budgets and busy schedules make spending extended hours and hundreds of dollars on guided tours a challenge for visitors and locals alike. It Happened Here lets users explore a city on their own schedule for a fraction of the cost of a guided tour,” said Ken Dodelin, President and Founder of Mobile Surroundings, LLC. “It Happened Here offers a convenient new way for users to uncover fascinating information anytime.”

It Happened Here for iPhone is available for $2.99 in the iTunes app store. It includes access to
one city and offers in-app purchasing for other cities (each for $2.99):

It Happened Here: New York, NY is available for $2.99 in the Android Marketplace at:

It Happened Here: Los Angeles, CA is available for $2.99 in the Android Marketplace at:

It Happened Here: San Francisco, CA is available for $2.99 in the Android Marketplace at:

It Happened Here: Washington D.C. is available for $2.99 in the Android Marketplace at:

Review codes available upon request.

It Happened Here Website:

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About Mobile Surroundings LLC:
Mobile Surroundings LLC is a provider of award-winning mobile applications committed
to building the largest, human-edited database of interesting past events in the world.
Recently featured at the Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast investor conference, Mobile Surroundings LLC provides users with mobile access to fascinating information about their surroundings in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles.