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