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Judy’s Book

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Published 06/02/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Judy’s Book is a social, local search engine that helps users find local businesses and the deals they are currently offering. Businesses can submit their deal information, which is published on the website so that it can be searched by the user community. Users can rate the business and recommend businesses to others. The site also includes a search tool so the user can view all best matches in their area based on a keyword or business name. A top ten option is also available so the user can see the best of the best based on their search criteria.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Judy’s Book was founded in 2004. It was intended to help users search for local goods and services while assisting small businesses in growing their customer base. The Judy’s Book team is currently based out of Seattle, Washington and includes CEO Andy Sack, Chief Paperboy Mike Majors, COO Chris DeVore and Director of Business Development John Nelson.

What are the differences to other apps?

Judy’s Book combines many helpful elements that are often found on other websites and puts them all into one, searchable place. The site presents information on local businesses and any special deals or promotions they may be offering. Users can also post reviews and send or receive recommendations from other users.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Judy’s Book website has a rather laid back design that uses a white and blue color scheme. A solid blue header at the top of the page includes a banner advertisement. This is not terribly intrusive and contains a service that is somewhat relevant. Below the header, users can check out links to the most popular Judy’s Book search locations, which include cities like Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for a Judy’s Book account one of two ways. The first is by clicking the blue and white “Connect with Facebook” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The second is by clicking the button to the left of that, which reads “Join Judy’s Book.” Doing so takes the user to the short registration form. The form asks for a first and last name, zip code, email address and password. Two check boxes at the bottom are automatically selected. The first confirms that the user is over 13 years of age and agrees to the Judy’s Book terms of use. The second signs the user up for Judy’s Book updates, sales and coupons. The user must manually uncheck the second box to opt out of email updates.

What does it cost to use the application?

The service offered by Judy’s Book is a helpful one, however it is not something most internet users are willing to pay for. The website is essentially a customized search engine that helps users find local businesses and the deals they offer. Luckily Judy’s Book stays accessible and appealing by offering free membership to all users. There are no subscription fees or purchase requirements to maintain an account.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Judy’s Book is a great tool for anyone who is searching for a local business in one of the areas that the site covers. Users can find special promotions and deals and read user created reviews. Judy’s Book presents an effective consumer tool as well as another place for local small businesses to advertise and attract potential customers.

  • Register and connect through Facebook
  • Browse popular cities from the homepage
  • Search for specific businesses or services
  • Sign up for updates, coupons and sale email notifications
  • Browse top ten listings by location


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