24 Sep '11, 1am

Coming soon: Truismo, an app that recommends businesses based on their social impact, connects w/ your check-ins.

Coming soon: Truismo, an app that recommends businesses based on their social impact, connects w/ your check-ins.

Location-based, check-in type mobile applications have all been the rage recently, but intrepid developers are still coming up with interesting ways to find niche uses or audiences. The latest one we’ve heard about mashes up check-ins with corporate social responsibility – Truismo (www.truismo.com ) is an app that allows users to discover socially responsible businesses around them, as well as the causes they support. Truismo basically recommends and shows you places based on your charitable interests, whether it’s a big box store that supports a disease research non-profit, or a local green business that donates to an environmental fund. You can also participate in various “challenges” sponsored by brands, and most importantly, convert the points you earn through the service turn into donations directly to featured charities of your choice. It’s a great way to gamify the ...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/09/24/check-in-to-altru...

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