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Shopping app that can locate stores

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by blugrss4ever, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. blugrss4ever

    blugrss4ever Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    I tried searching for this but haven't been successful. I'm looking for a basic app that will tell me what stores are in my immediate location/area if I type in the name. For example, if I'm dying for a cup of coffee and search for Starbucks, it would map out the nearest starbucks stores and I could pick one and maybe head for it with navigation. I have been using Maps but think it's too nonspecific -- if I type Starbucks it will list all stores in the country; if I type in the nearest city it will give me a list of stores but not do it visually on a map. Apologies if this is too basic a question. Today I was driving around in a county not too close to home, and needed a party supply store, but couldn't find one using my phone. I searched "party store" after mapping my location, and it came up with a list of motels/Comfort Inns about 20 miles away. Any tips would be appreciated!
     

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  2. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    Google Maps does this.

    Also, with the recent update of Google Maps, there is an App called "Places" which will do just this.


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  3. ndfan4u

    ndfan4u Well-Known Member
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    Wait, is places an app within Google maps or one we get from the market??
     
  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
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    Im going to move this to the applications forum so it can get more attention.
     
  5. ericnail

    ericnail Well-Known Member
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    It's it's own app, but it installs when you install the Google maps update.
     
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  6. blugrss4ever

    blugrss4ever Well-Known Member
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    Duh! *sheepishly puts DX back into pocket* OK - I found Places in my app drawer and it's what I was looking for. Thank you!!
    :eek:
     

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