Qype Integrates Facebook Places

Qype has launched a beta upgrade to its iPhone app that integrates Qype and Facebook Places for the first time. The new version of the app enables Qype users to see where their Facebook friends have checked in, on their Qype place screen.

The ‘Who’s here’ widget will show all current visitors to a place, including the user’s Facebook friends, while a ‘Friends visiting this place’ widget will show who, out of a user’s Qype and Facebook friends, has been to the place before. The new app also offers improved privacy, notifications and options, as well as the ability to disconnect from Facebook within the app. The app is available via iTunes, or the Qype website.

Launched in 2006, Qype is Europe’s largest site for user-generated reviews and recommendations of places, events and experiences. Qype has up to 17m unique visitors per month, and more than 1.5m public reviews covering 158,000 European towns and cities. Qype apps are available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.