Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS (by FutureTap) is an easy way to discover and find your way to destinations using this iPhone Travel app, which features 700 customizable categories, a built-in map and web browser, Augmented Reality, as wells as the ability to rate and share just about everything. I have to make a confession, I have had this app on my iPhone since 12/09 when it first came out. While I hate to admit that I have not used it nearly enough, after checking it out again I can tell you that this is now be my “goto” app for finding all locations from restaurants to hospitals in my own backyard, and even when I am traveling. Google is the main app that I use to find stuff, but unfortunately Google does not come close to providing the same wealth of information when searching for restaurants, entertainment, shopping or any other destination you want to find like this app does.
This app has received a major update that took it from an award-winning app (2008, 2009 and 2010 Best App Ever Awards in the category “Best Travel App”) to an even better Travel app that is still actually user friendly. The app has only 3 navigational tabs at the bottom, that even Mrs. CrazyMike can figure out how to navigate (Favorites, Categories and Recents). Categories displays a circle of categories that you can tap into to access hundreds of sub-categories. There are also more than 2,200 brands that can be accessed, so if you’re a Starbucks elitest (just kidding) you can find those locations with a few taps of your finger for wherever you are. The new update has added a very utilitarian feature by adding Favorites. The Favorites allows for customizing your categories for quicker access to those locations, services, restaurants, police stations, and etc. that you want or need to find. There are now Favorite Places that can be “starred” when in any place for later retrieval. The Favorite Places are for the pizza place you call each week or the pharmacy that you get your family medications from, all of which can be added into your contacts or just nicely tucked away inside this app. The new update also brought a bunch of tweaks to the user interface with too many excellent features to list, but here are a few: use Google Earth to see any place, TomTom, Navigon, VZ Nagigator and numerous other location services to find your way with turn-by-turn directions, VoiceOver got a facelift, iCloud syncing, and improved Augmented Reality when using this feature — not to mention much more.
Where to? – Discover your next destination using GPS may seem a bit high-priced to some at $2.99, but it will make your life much, much easier, especially when you are out of town. This app is probably the best location finding app in the iTunes App Store and definitely worth the price. During my testing I found the app to be ultra fast, very user friendly, the Augmented Reality was spot on and the results were relevant — both near my home and while I was away on travel. If you want to find hospitals, shoe shops, batting cages, dental offices, or just about any other place, this app will help you find it, get there, let you share it, read reviews about it, rate it and a whole bunch more. What are you looking for? Be sure to watch the iPhone video app demo for this iPhone travel application for a complete look at how this app works. Check out more of our iPhone video app demos. Crazy Mike
Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS iPhone App Details
Title: Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS
Size: 12.8 MB
Developer: FutureTap GmbH
Store: iTunes App Store
Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS iPhone App Download Link
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Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS iPhone App Developers Description
★ Featured by Apple in App Store Rewind 2011 in many countries
★ Featured by Apple as iPhone App of the Week in many countries
★ Winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Best App Ever Awards in the category “Best Travel App”
The leading worldwide points of interest finder
➔ Discover your next destination.
Where To? makes it incredibly easy to locate the closest steakhouse, bank branch, billiard club or anything else you may be looking for, at the drop of a hat! Finally you can find local businesses without any typing, using a slick, intuitive user experience.
➔ Map & Browser: all integrated
With just a few taps, you can find local hits for any type of place you are looking for. Check the found places on the built-in map or in a list sorted by distance. Then call to make a reservation or check the homepage using the built-in web browser.
➔ Augmented Reality
Explore a stunning new way of visualization with Where To? 3D (available via In-App-Purchase for all devices under your iTunes account, free trial available). Your points of interest will be displayed on top of reality. It‘s more intuitive than ever to check out nearby locations.
➔ Shake To Surprise
Not sure what you want for dinner tonight? Use “Shake to Surprise” to make the choice. Take a chance and find something new and exciting!
➔ Mark your Favorite Spots
Save your favorite restaurants, shops and places to find them later easily. If you own multiple iOS devices, they’re synced via iCloud.
➔ Ratings & Reviews
“Is the food delicious? The service great?” Where To? collects and displays ratings and reviews from all Where To? and Google users. New reviews can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
➔ Get Driving Directions
Found your destination? Then let your iPhone navigate to it. Get turn-by-turn voice directions using Navigon MobileNavigator, TomTom, MotionX GPS drive, Sygic, iGo primo, Navmii/Navfree, Waze, VZ Navigator, Gokivo or “Maps” (without voice).
➔ Share your Destination
Wanna meet with some friends at this new Sushi place in town? Pass along the location info by email, text message, Twitter, Facebook or copy it to the clipboard – It‘s your choice.
➔ More Features
✔ Includes more than 700 customizable categories and 2,200 brands
✔ Find points of interest near you or your friends and family, anywhere in the world
✔ New points of interest are automatically reloaded when moving
✔ Display of pictures and opening hours
✔ Display locations in Google Earth
✔ Available in 10 different languages, covering most of the world with locally optimized search
✔ VoiceOver support
✔ Works with any iPhone or iPod touch (Where To? 3D requires iPhone 4S/4/3GS)
WHAT OTHERS SAY
★ I like the integration of Navigon and TomTom, and I think the AR is actually useful rather than a gimmick.
- Mel Martin, TUAW.com
★ the excellent location-aware points of interest finder for the iPhone
- John Gruber, Daring Fireball
★ In a matter of seconds the Where To? app can direct you to any type of place you’re looking for
- Natalie Avon, CNN
★ The idea is simple, and the execution is nearly perfect… brings it closer to a full GPS device. (4.5 of 5 stars)
- Jeff Scott, 148Apps.com
★ Inexpensive, slick interface, convenient
- Eric Schwarz, SchwarzTech.us
★ Augmented Reality. Reinvented.
- Benna Iqbal, iEatApples
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