Samfra is a local search engine made for India. Currently it provides local search facility in 20 cities and movie search in 6 major cities.
About Local Search…
Local search is to find places like ATM, banks, restaurants, hotels, clubs, etc in any of the 20 cities currently covered. It also allows users to write reviews, view maps and give ratings to their favorite places. User can also edit details of a place if he find some mistake.
Select your city from drop-down menu and just type name of a shop or a service. You will get highly relevant result, fast & clean like Google. Below is screenshot of search results, when I searched for pizza in Pune.
You may find number of results are quite less, but that is something will improve over the time automatically. What you should note is clean interface to search results.
>>Cities Covered: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Faridabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida, Pune, Rajkot
About Movie Search…
Currently limited to only 6 cities, movie search help you find top-rated, currently running and upcoming movies. Samfra also help you book tickets via there partners Inox, PVR and Fun Cinemas. Samfra shows timings of next 4 days as well wherever available. Users can also review movies, rate them, read storylines, watch trailers of all movies.
Following is screenshot of search for Bhoothnath movie in Pune…
>>Cities Covered: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune
Samfra on Mobile
Just access www.samfra.com from your mobile and the mobile version will show up. Any shop owner or person can add a new business to Samfra through his mobile. Latter is worth noting, as many major sites till date provide view only access in mobile versions and for any useful editing require you to visit from PC.
Samfra Mobile has following features:
1. Search local addresses like restaurants, hotels, banks, ATMs, hospitals, clubs etc. in 20 cities
2. Search movie show timings in 6 major cities
3. Read and search latest news across a wide range of categories
4. View movie details and details of local businesses
5. Read reviews of local businesses
6. Read reviews of latest movies
7. Write reviews of movies
8. Give ratings to movies and local businesses
9. Add a place or shop for free
10. View advance movie show timings up to 4 days (whenever available)
If you are a shop or service owner, please add your site/service to Samfra database. Its free and quick. Link is here.
Thanks Jeet for PR. 🙂