Make way for the local.ch Android app update

 

The long awaited update is finally here and you’ll be blown away by its new, feather-light design. Version 5.2 has even more hidden treasures that now let you search quicker and find what you’re looking for as if by magic. So what makes all this possible…?

Weightless design & quick navigation

The local.ch Android app update and the brand new white look now make your searches even more attractive. The fresh design also features new navigation that makes it much more efficient.

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Along with the navigation you’re used to at the lower part of your screen, the app now features a top bar navigation as well.
This allows you to easily switch between the search function, the weather and your call history by tapping or swiping.

 

Razor-sharp searches

Screenshot_2014-09-12-16-55-59What’s more, we’ve improved the search function to give you the best possible support in your daily life. Familiar terms now appear automatically and we also use your previous searches to make suggestions. This means that if you’re always searching for similar terms, the local.ch Android app now makes the search process more efficient by suggesting these terms, marked by a clock icon.

If you prefer not to receive these suggestions, you can simply delete your whole search history in your app settings.

Why not update your app now and try it out for yourself!

 
 

150 cup tickets for the 1/16-finals

 

local.ch is giving away 75 times two tickets for the second round of the Swiss Football Cup on 20/21 September.

The first round of the Swiss Cup took place without any surprises. Although some of the Super League teams such as YB and Sion encountered difficulties, all of the favourites made it through to the next round.

With a little luck you could win the chance to cheer them on in the stadium. Simply complete the form by 14 September.

Good luck!

 

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Please enter your first name.
Please enter your surname.
Please enter your street and house number.
Please enter your postcode / city.
Please enter your e-mail address.
Please select a game.
Submit the result of this calculation: 8 + 3
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Conditions:
The deadline for participation is 14th September 2014. local.ch will draw the winners and inform them in person. No correspondence will be kept about the competition. There is no right of appeal. The winnings cannot be paid out in cash. Your data will not be used for advertising purposes or disclosed to third parties.

 
 

The winners of the personally signed shirts and footballs are…

 

In just a few days, the whistle will blow to start the first round of the Swiss Football Cup for another “David and Goliath” battle.

As official partner of the cup, local.ch gives away shirts and balls bearing the original signatures of the players and trainers from both finalist teams after each final match.

Before the traditional tournament begins its 90th season, we would like to announce the winners from the last competition.

The personally signed, unique prizes go to…

FC Basel match shirts:

FCB Martin K.
Christine M.
Tess B.
Claudia P.
Marc P.

FC Zurich match shirts:

FCZ2 Eliana A.
Peter K.
Armin L.
Antonio C.
Patrick R.

FC Basel footballs:

Ball1-0035 Mirjam L.
Alison B.

FC Zurich footballs:

Ball2-0037 Larissa Th.
Manja R.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the participants for taking part. We’ll run a similar competition again soon, and we’re constantly giving away lots of tickets for each round of the tournament. Simply subscribe to our blog or like our Facebook page.

 
 

Update to the iPhone app – adapt your search to suit you

 

The latest update to the local.ch iOS app allows you to adapt your search to suit you, wherever you are. In addition to these new personalisation options and additional new design features, Version 6.2 also includes a number of other practical adjustments.

Life is full of adventure and wonderful moments. The local.ch mobile app is your perfect companion and is ready and waiting at all times. What will the weather be like on Friday? What’s the address for the postcard again? Or where can I find the best Italian restaurant? – nothing is too much trouble for the local.ch app.

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Our team is committed to making your life easier on a daily basis so that you ultimately have more time to enjoy yourself. In addition to the popular search suggestions, you will now also be given suggestions relating to previous searches. This means that if you’re always searching for the same terms, the local.ch iOS app can now make the search process more efficient by suggesting these terms for you.

Our tip: search as normal and the iOS app will make a note of frequently used terms. To delete a suggested entry, simply swipe once to the left.

 

 

 

Pic2Selecting your locations is now also even easier and more attractive. Thanks to the new design, you can now switch quickly between your favourite places. You can add as many places as you like using the (+) icon at the bottom of the screen, and remove them with a simple swipe to the left.

If you have deactivated the tracking service or it is not available, you are no longer missing out. From now on, you determine the radius in which you wish to search.

 

 

 

 

 

The search process for the perfect restaurant, be it for a special occasion or lunch with your best friend, has also been improved. The iOS app now offers you customer reviews for food, atmosphere and service for all bookable restaurants (providing these restaurants allow customer reviews).

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Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks for all the valuable feedback we have received from our visually impaired users (in particular the access-for-all.ch) Foundation. Based on your feedback, we have made our app even more user friendly: the Magic Tap gesture now allows you to double-tap with two fingers if the VoiceOver function is activated.

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Further minor improvements have been made and faults rectified. We are currently working on an update for Android.

Have fun trying it out for yourself!

 
 

New season, new chances to win Cup tickets!

 

As partner of the Swiss Football Cup, local.ch is giving away 200 tickets for the first round.

It all kicks off on 23 August. FC Zurich will begin the task of defending their title against second division Schönbühl. The champions, FC Basel, have been drawn against CS Italy from Geneva, GC is up against Vedeggio Calcio as they were 2 years ago and YB will play against Bavois from the first league.

Simply fill in the form by 19 August and with a little luck you could win a pair of tickets for the game of your choice.

Good luck!

Mandatory item
Bitte füllen Sie das Feld "Anrede" aus.
Please enter your first name.
Please enter your surname.
Please enter your street and house number.
Please enter your postcode / city.
Please enter your e-mail address.
Please select a game.
Submit the result of this calculation: 10 * 3
Please solve the math problem.

Conditions:
The deadline for participation is 19th august 2014. local.ch will draw the winners and inform them in person. No correspondence will be kept about the competition. There is no right of appeal. The winnings cannot be paid out in cash. Your data will not be used for advertising purposes or disclosed to third parties.