Featured Small Businesses

October 5th, 2013 by Blasterous

Featuring some of the small businesses using Blasterous to connect with local customers.

Lumiere Lumiere Fine Lighting
1405 Broadway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Lumiere Fine Lighting interior is designed to replicate a villa in Provence; a spectacular. space complete with an upstairs balcony, tile roof, authentic south-of-France colors, and creeping ivy. Lumiere’s lighting inventory is as exciting as the store décor and its eye-catching sconces, chandeliers and pretty table lamps are great accents for any decor.

USSD Burlingame

United Studios of Self Defense
1345 Howard Ave‎
Burlingame, CA 94010
United Studios of Self Defense teaches Shaolin Kenpo, a mixture of Karate, Kung Fu, and JuJitsu, as well as elements taken from other forms. In business since 1968, USSD is affiliated with and endorsed by the Shaolin Temple in China and their instructors train with the Shaolin Monks, who dedicate their entire lives to martial arts training.

San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo Chamber of Commerce
1700 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402

The San Mateo Chamber of Commercewas established in 1939 as a non-profit to promote business and the public interest through representation, advocacy and sponsorship. The Chamber organizes and funds programs that support the economic, civic, cultural and educational excellence of the San Mateo area. San Mateo Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of over 1,000 businesses employing a total of more than 20,000 people.

Blasterous App Featured in Appcelerator Showcase

May 21st, 2013 by Blasterous

Thanks to Appcelerator for adding us as one fo their favorite Social Media apps!

Get it here – iPhone App and here – Android App

Featured Small Businesses

January 10th, 2012 by Blasterous

Featuring some of the small businesses using Blasterous to connect with local customers.

Tamer Mickel Solon

Tamer Mickel Salon
264 Lorton Ave‎
Burlingame, CA 94010
For hair styled to perfection, you need only to visit the Expert Independent Hair Stylists at Tamer Mickel Salon. Top‑quality hair styling service by expert hair care professionals who not only style your hair to to look its best, but also provide you with the know‑how to keep your hair drop‑dead gorgeous.

Skylite Snowballs

Skylite Snowballs
Its a truck and it travels.
Bay Area
Katie Baum brought her love of snowballs with her from Baltimore to the Bay Area. After 13 years living in the Bay Area Katie decided to introduce the West Coast to snowballs and hoped the Bay Area would fall in equal love with them as she had. And so began Skylite Snowballs a fusion between what she remembered as a beloved Baltimore snack, but with a natural California twist.

Plum Studios Salon

Plum Studios Salon
256 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010

For hair with no compare visit Plum Studios Salon. A friendly salon with the area’s top independent designers and stylists. Stop in an see us before strutting your stuff along the Ave’s boutiques and restaurants.

Featured Small Businesses

August 8th, 2011 by Blasterous

Featuring some of the small businesses using Blasterous to connect with local customers.

Ravisante Ravisante Inc

314 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

Ravisante is located in beautiful downtown San Mateo on South B Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. They provide full spa services by an experienced staff of dedicated professionals. With a commitment to go beyond your expectations by providing you with a quality experience designed to revitalize your mind and spirit, Ravisante is the place to go for your nail, hair, massage and make-up needs.
Whisk on Wheels Whisk on Wheels

All over the Bay Area

Through their innovative approach to culinary excellence, the highest quality event organization and the unsurpassed commitment of their team, Whisk on Wheels delivers a one of a kind experience that their clients and guests will remember forever.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna Gallery

111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

111 Minna Gallery is in the business of Art and Leisure, established in 1993 111 Minna is located in downtown San Francisco between Howard and Mission at 2nd Street in the SOMA district. The gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists, transforms itself every 6 weeks with rotating exhibits and has world class DJ’s, live performance, and film screenings all in its 4,000 square foot space. The gallery is open to the public and available for special events.

Featured Small Businesses

June 16th, 2011 by Blasterous

Featuring some of the small businesses using Blasterous to connect with local customers.

Jaffa City Cafe and Bagel Jaffa City Cafe & Bagel
7622 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014
Authentic Mediterranean food in the middle of Colma, CA. If you find yourself hungry for Mediterranean or need a coffee pick-me up, then you really need to stop by Jaffa City Cafe & Bagel. Why could you argue that the mocha at Jaff City Cafe is the best in a 25 mile radius? The answer is that Jeff, the owner, makes his own unique house blend, unlike and unmatched in our experience to any coffee we’ve had in recent memory. Their Gyros are off the hook. This sandwich will rest your expectation of what a Gyro should be.

Golden Nursery San Mateo CA Golden Nursery
1122 2nd Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Family owned and operated for over 35 years, Golden Nursery has thousands of plants including bedding and perennials, herbs & veggies, rare and unusual shrubs, roses, Japanese maples, glazed pottery and many more! They are also the largest Northern California distributor of pacific sod lawn. Need mulch, lawn supplies and decorations? They have a wide variety to choose from.

Nuts for Candy Burlingame CA Nuts for Candy
1241 Broadway Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Nuts for Candy has been in business on Broadway Ave for the past 17yrs. Owned and operated by John and Nora Kevranian, Nuts for Candy is a must drop by for anyone with a sweet tooth or child. With what looks like every assortment of candy, educational toys, ice cream and plush toys, you’d be missing out not to swing by.

Its May and that means its also National Small Business Month

May 14th, 2011 by Blasterous

Blasterous knows how difficult it is to own and operate a small business.  Are you seeing an “economic recovery” yet? In these times, it’s harder and riskier than ever – and even more important to take advantage of free services that are available like this one. We thought it a great opportunity to share with small businesses just how to benefit from using Blasterous Business Pages and communication platform.

Here is a simple guide to getting started using our site.

  1. Create your presence here by claiming your Blasterous Business page and uploading a logo or image of your business. From your Blasterous Business Page, you can post blasts which will be visible to prospective customers ; either through our website or mobile application. (Tip: if you have one, you should always include your company website address which will help your website rank higher in search engines.)
  2. Tap into other networks you may have by linking your Blasterous Business Page to your Facebook account (if you have one). This will allow all public blasts to auto-post to your Facebook wall; sharing your messages with your friends and extending your Blasterous reach.
  3. Invite your customers, friends, family, co-workers etc, to connect with your Blasterous Business Page.  Your invitation will let everyone know where they can go to receive real-time blasts from your business.
  4. Start posting Blasts from your computer or smart phone.  While there is no limit to how many blasts you can post a day, you should be thoughtful about blast frequency as too many blasts could potentially cause irritation and message fatigue with your following. (Tip: Blasts can be anything from helpful tips like this one to changes in store hours; from a daily deal to sharing some local news or event information.)

The world is moving toward mobile which means many of your customers are using mobile applications to discover what’s going on in their area.  By having a Blasterous Business page, your blasts are visible to those using our free Blasterous Android and iPhone app as they travel into your area.

Get started now.  Claim your business page.

Have a smart phone? Checkout the Blasterous mobile apps.

Blasterous iPhone App Blasterous Android App

Blasterous Android app is here!!!

May 13th, 2011 by Blasterous

Today we are happy to finally announce the release of Blasterous mobile app for Android. This app is identical to the same version iPhone app our users have been using for the past few weeks. This release is big for us as many of our users have been eagerly awaiting its release. Our apologies to our Android users for the delay; we were working feverishly on it. Now that the base line app is built, extending it (as well as the iPhone version) will be much simpler. This will allow us to do more frequent releases and over a much shorter period of time.

Download your Blasterous Android app here

Many thanks to our Android app expert who single handedly (literally) squashed the major “show stopper” bugs, resolved a few user experience issues and ultimately got the app across the goal line and into the hands of our users. Great job!

You know you “Like” it.

March 25th, 2011 by Blasterous

Blasterous rolled out a very simple, yet impactful feature to its site; the ability for Facebook users to “Like” specific blasts or business profiles of interest. This feature is available on all public blasts and business profile pages; so you don’t have to be a Blasterous user to share content you like with your Facebook friends and family.

Blasterous releases v1.2 iPhone App

January 28th, 2011 by Blasterous

Today we released version 1.2 of our iPhone app.  It includes many desired enhancements, along with some bug fixes.  In this release we added user name and thumbnails in blast comments, added blast location on the detail page and improved GPS accuracy. 

Here’s the link

We are working on v1.3 for the iPhone and v1.2 for Android, which (shhhh) we expect to release very soon.

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BTW, have you seen our new logo?  More on that later…

Blasterous Business Pages

January 11th, 2011 by Blasterous

Last week we quietly rolled out a pretty significant update to the Blasterous suite of services – Blasterous Business Pages. With this release, businesses can add or claim (if already included in our list of approx. 15M business) their business to the Blasterous network.

Business pages function much like regular profiles in that businesses can blast to their local area, connect with users of the site, share images and create private lists. How they differ, is that verified businesses appear on the city page of their respective venue under “Verified Businesses”, their business is listed at the top of the directory and businesses will benefit from many customer relationship and lead generation tools soon to be released.

Example Acme Business

Example Blasterous Business Page

A Blasterous business page is a great alternative, even replacement, for a dedicated website. The obvious benefits of a Blasterous business page are that there are no hosting or development costs, no maintenance and no need for a content management system.

Blasterous pages help people locate businesses through search, word of mouth (social mentions) or by browsing the area in which a business resides. Blasterous pages are SEO optimized for search engine indexing, so blasts reach far beyond the Blasterous site.

After completing a simple single page registration, businesses can start blasting their message to existing customers or find new customers living, working or visiting the area.

Register your business

Learn more about our business pages – here or read a conversation about this release and the Blasterous platform with our founder Tim Reeth – here