Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Notewalk allows iOS users to discover their neighborhood and city in a different kind of way. It’s a geo-social playground where anyone can place notes on a map and discover new things in their area. It’s a combination of many different features placed into one convenient location. Many will appreciate what it has to offer, while others will yearn for more.
In order to use Notewalk, an account and a profile must be created. After users provide the app with their current location, they can then start exploring the map. Tapping on the Plus button located in the upper-right corner creates a new note that can be placed on a map. Tapping on the eye in the lower right corner makes the note either private or public. It’s then possible to tap on a note to view it, like it, or favorite it for later or leave a response to another user’s question. That’s about all there is to the app.
The ability to collaborate with others locally is a nice perk, but the downside is that smaller areas won’t have very many notes since the app is so new. Furthermore, adding more features to the app would increase its reuse value. An option to leave a rating, a way to instantly chat with anyone nearby, or even a way to connect with local Facebook friends would be major perks.
Despite a few setbacks, Notewalk shouldn’t be completely dismissed. The feature that I did enjoy was the ability to store notes privately as a point of reference. This is great for bike rides and hikes to remember areas of interest. Hopefully more is added to the app in the future. For now, Notewalk is completely free to download so check it out and discover the neighborhood in a different way today.