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  1. gocardinals

    gocardinals Well-Known Member
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    What's the best way/app to find things near your current location? Restaurants, shops, gas, etc? Thanks!
     

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  2. JimmyHat

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    Go to google.com, then at the top of the page select the "local" tab.
     
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  3. nightfishing

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    Places Directory (quickest/easiest for places closest to your gps location) Not as refined as Where.

    Where (best for looking for something more than a mile or two away) Lots of categories/subcategories. Must have app.

    Layar (best to impress) Interface can be maddening, but it is cool as heck downtown.

    You can also just use maps/google, but it isn't as slick/easy.

    The newest update to Where added this cool feature that allows you to add search shortcuts to your home screen. For example, I have a Pizza shortcut on my home screen and when I launch it, I go directly to a list of pizza places near my current location.
     
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  4. cozzywozzy

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    Or yelp works too.
     
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  5. gocardinals

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    Thanks!
     
  6. gocardinals

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    Tried to look up Layar? Is it Layar Reality Browser?
     
  7. Liquoredolce

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    I'll second Places Directory, it's a great app for finding anything

    Urbanspoon is by far the best for restaurants though. It will let you sort by place, price, style, give you ratings, even let you make reservations as of the newest update.
     
  8. nightfishing

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    yes
     
  9. TokedUp

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    Urbanspoon and Happy Hour works good in NYC!
     
  10. 150_cav

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    Verizon repair tech
    +1 for places
    + 1/2 for urbanspoon



    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  11. mrjinglesusa

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  12. gocardinals

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    Thanks everyone.
     
  13. Garrett67

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    I liked a program called 'Where' on the iPhone. I think it's available for android.
     
  14. MisterMixelpix

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    Aloqa integrates with Yelp, it's perfect if you're wandering around a city. I used it the other day and found some awesome southern BBQ.
     
  15. ajiamarie

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    +1 for Where
    Urban spoon is cool if you are in a city.
     
  16. XXXdc5

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    What is the objection with using google maps?
     
  17. MisterMixelpix

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    These are sometimes more intuitive or have smoother interfaces, plus other additions.
     
  18. XXXdc5

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    if you try and find directions or where a place is that you are searching for do these apps use google maps for that?
     
  19. tmags2

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    The best app I found was called Poynt. The problem is that I used it for Blackberry. It by far was the easiest app to use to find locations. I hope someday it comes to the Incredible.
     
  20. Dream

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    Thats what I use, works like a charm.
     
  21. Liquoredolce

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    Yup. They almost all just show the address/contact information/reviews etc. You can almost always click a link to navigate there via maps or call them or whatever else.
     
  22. AGWednesday

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    And Google Nav
     
  23. gocardinals

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    I liked Poynt, too. I'm surprised it's only BB.
     
  24. gavin77

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    Ya Poynt was way better than where.....
     
  25. necosino

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    I use Aloqa

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