Here is our ever-evolving local business community...so far.
What we`ve done : What you will see is a product of a one-man (my partner), 8 month effort of switching the former site from Java to Ruby on Rails and adding a few more features. New features include: custom CMS for articles/blog/page creation, coupons, Google maps, fresh design, new logo, etc.
What we know : There are still some bugs and issues, and we are currently working on fixing them slowly. We have not released any public announcements or anything. We are definitely waiting until our issues are under control.
So, while critiquing, please bear in mind that this is not a finished product, and we have invited our current members and some other friends to help us test.
Goals : Moving forward, we are looking to create an extremely useful and extensive site where local businesses and their customers can interact on a more human level. At the same time, our community and their feedback for new ideas will be what seperates us from other social networks and local search engines.
Revenue Generation : Advertising and/or premium offsite services beyond free feature set.
We`ve received valuable feedback in the past. We genuinely appreciate you taking the time to help us improve.
Community Servant & CoCreator
emil [at] urbanmelt.com