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Yelp Apple Watch Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on May 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ESSENTIAL
Yelp is an essential for any Apple Watch owner.
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The Dynamic Duo of Tile and Your Apple Watch will Help You Find Lost Items

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 27th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

If you often lose things like your wallet, keys, purse, or pants, Tile could be your new best friend.

Foursquare Update Makes App All New, Points People to Locations They'll Like

Posted by Ellis Spice on August 7th, 2014
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

The long-awaited update to the Foursquare app has arrived, turning it into a personalized location finder for places you'll likely enjoy going to. Upon opening the app, users will be asked to pick a menu from around 10,000 'tastes,' which range from 'Specialty Cocktails' to 'Comfortable Seats'. From then on, the app will point users towards places it thinks they'll enjoy.

Alongside this users can still follow fellow users, be they experts in a particular category or other people they know, and leave 'tips' on locations they've been to. Tips also tie into the new 'expertise' system, which adds recognition for users who leave useful tips, allowing them to become 'experts' for a specific category or neighborhood.

The updated Foursquare app is available on the App Store now and is free to download.

Hook Some More Fun With MapHook's New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MapHook, a social discovery app that allows users to find, organize, and share interesting activities (hooks) by location, has upgraded in a big way.

The update includes the new “Liquid Social Discovery” user interface, better search filtering, integration with Foursquare, Twitter, Yahoo, and MapHook’s “CultureHook” project, and a “HookStream” dashboard featuring streaming Hooks for faster viewing of information. Users can now like Hooks and share them via social networks and email. Also, there is now an offline mode where users can create Hooks when they are not near WiFi to save on data.

You can find Maphook on the App Store for free.

Blert Plays A Sound When Friends Appear Within Walking Distance of Your Phone, Uses Bluetooth Instead of GPS

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 2nd, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Blert is an app that sounds most interesting by playing a ringtone when friends get close. When friends appear from about 150 to 300 feet away, the app will alert you with a noise of your choice. The app works with Bluetooth 4.0, meaning it doesn't require GPS or an internet connection. This saves on battery life!

So, the next time friends are within walking distance, be prepared to hear a sound and hide! Unless you want them to find you...

Nice-Weather Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 27th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WEATHER REDESIGNED
Nice-Weather has a beautifully designed interface, but it needs more features to make it stand out from the crowd.
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Spontaneous Dining and Shopping Made Easier with Closy

Posted by Rob Rich on August 1st, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

I'm sure this has happened to all of us at some point: You're out and about, enjoying a nice evening, then decide it's time for some food. Or perhaps you want to do a little last-minute shopping before everything closes. Wandering around haphazardly can be a gamble, but what Closy offers an easier way to go about it.

Whether it's through a keyword search or simply the iOS device's GPS and a set radius, Closy will locate nearby stores and eateries, then tell you if they're currently open. It's just that simple. No more trips to shops that are already closed!

Global Supremacy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPREADSHEETS: THE GAME
Global Supremacy has the makings of a neat location-based game, but there's not really much "game" to it at the moment.
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D:COM - MISSION ALPHA Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MECHA IN MY POCKET
D:COM - MISSION ALPHA has a more complex title than it does gameplay, but it still makes for some decent no-frills fun.
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Find New and Unique Locations Easier With Field Trip

Posted by Andrew Stevens on March 11th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Google makes every trip an adventure with their new app, Field Trip.
Field Trip is an app that will run in the background and notify users once they get near something of interest, whether it is historic places, recommended restaurants, or unique shops. Field Trip will help users discover new places in new towns or even undiscovered locations in your local town.

From The App Store description:

★ Discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art and Obscure Places of Interest around you.
★ Choose from three different modes to set frequency of Field Trip notifications. See “Field Trip” worthy places around you on a map, by tapping on cards in map view to pull up enthralling points of interest around you.
★ Go on a Field Trip while you drive. Field Trip can detect when you’re driving and automatically “talk” about interesting places and experience around you.

Please Stay Calm - Zombie Apocalypse Survival MMO RPG Revew

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: KEEP CALM AND KILL ZOMBIES
Search the neighborhood for supplies and desperately fight off the zombie horde in familiar local spots in this apocalyptic MMO.
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Saga Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on October 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CAUTIOUS JOURNEY
Saga's a journey of geolocation and check-ins, but is it one worth taking?
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Geomon Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on September 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: REDUCE
On the surface Geomon isn't all that different from other monster catching and training games. What a difference a GPS makes.
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Walk Score Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on September 17th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RESPECT
Find the best places to live where a car is not necessary with Walk Score.
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Location-based Search App Where To? Releases Major Update

Posted by Kevin Stout on June 25th, 2012

Where To?, Editor's Choice winning local search app (reviewed years ago by our Editor In Chief, Jeff Scott), has just released its next major version of the app Where To? 5.0. In this fifth major release, new features are added in the favoriting and navigation area.

Specifically, the app has four new major features. Two of those features have to do with favorites. Users can now favorite places to come back and access them later. In addition, those favorites as well as the apps settings can be synced over iCloud. And now, when searching for restaurants, hundreds of thousands of the US restaurants in Where To? include menus for users to search through before they decide to make that tough decision of where to eat. And the app now supports three more navigation apps when users decide to visit a location (iGo Prime, VZ Navigator, and Gokivo). The details pages for places also have a new design.

Where To? is a location-based search app that brings up points of interest in the area around the user. The app is also known for its augmented reality (AR) technology which can be added to the app for an additional fee. Where To? is $2.99 and made for the iPhone. An additional $0.99 will earn users the 3D and Augmented Reality features.