By Rudrajit Samanta Software
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iWant is essentially the combination of 3 location based apps : Restaurant reviews (Yelp, UrbanSpoon), Movie showtimes (Flixter, Fandango) and Yellow Pages (Yellow Pages, AroundMe). Why use iWant instead of these separate ones ?
• iWant is faster, simpler and presents all this varied information in a clean and unified view. It will help you reduce clutter on your home screen as it combines the functionality of several other apps.
• Unlike typical Yellow Pages apps, iWant gives you restaurant reviews (instead of just a list of names) and movie times (rather than just a list of theaters near you) so that you can make an informed decision.
• iWant gives you one-tap access to over 30 categories. Also, you can filter restaurants and nightlife with another two taps -- no typing required.
• iWant can also show you nearby landmarks from Wikipedia (try the 'W' icon on the second page) so that you can use iWant like a virtual tour guide in a new city.
• Use the settings icon (bottom left) to narrow or expand the search radius.
As seen in : The Wall St. Journal (Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret), The NYTimes (Michelle Higgins) and WIRED magazine (Mathew Honan).
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What's New in Version 3.0
- Redesigned from the ground up for iOS 7
- Unified map and list view
- Bug fixes
Still Needs Improvement!
I saw this app and thought it might be easier and quicker to use then the Iphone map. After downloading and playing with it a bit I don't like the little game icons bouncing around they are annoying and get in the way. When I pressed the Clothing icon it brought up info on Nightlife. I tried it 3 more times to make sure I was hitting the correct area and everytime it took me to Nightlife. Once when I pressed the Hair icon it said Baby, I don't think there is even a Baby icon.
When I chose a business I didn't like how small the map was on the top third of the page and the info of the business taking up 2/3 of the page. Some of the places I can tell how to get there by just looking at the first map I just need a visual. Of the businesses I chose to look up the ones that opened in YELP where wrong. The addresses were correct but the pin point and directions were wrong.
Has a lot if potential. I'll check back to see if any of these bugs have been fixed.
Helpful, informational, but not engaging
This much information in one app makes it useful. Information is clear of clutters - another positive. Integration to Yelp and other review site is unimposing - more positive. But interaction is a bit too plain to be engaging.
And why is "Robert Pattinson" in every Bing search box? Even if it's a sponsor item, it shouldn't follow into the actual Safari screen.
Sorting by distance works in most categories, but doesn't seem to work in, say, Banking. What's so special about these categories? (I noticed similar behavior in other apps - banking, ATM have always had this problem.)
The most serious, though, is that it would be a miracle to get Grocery from Yang Yang Acupuncture. I mean, I pass by that place often, and I'm pretty sure you don't want to shop there. OK. You do shopping in Dance Attire. But hardly for grocery. Am I right? Jamba Juice serves snacks. Do you really call it a grocer?
Information aggregation (with a silicon brain) is hard work. I know. It could be that Yelp is wrong. But...
Good concept but list very few places. I live walking distance from 5 banks and if I search banks, it lists none of them saying there are no banks near me. In the DC metro area especially it should be pulling up hundreds of options. Restaurants it rarely lists a lot a of good options and just leaves way too much out to be useful.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Dec 06, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 1.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rudrajit Samanta
- © Rudrajit Samanta
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.