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).
If prefer not to see any ads, please consider purchasing iWant Pro.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Redesigned from the ground up for iOS 7
- Unified map and list view
- Bug fixes
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...
New version is TERRIBLE
Go back to the old version-that worked! New version takes forever to load and closes down when old favorites are tried to access. Screwed up a really nice app.
New one's a FLOP
Used to use IWant extensively; new version locks up continuously... If it ain't broke don't fix it! I guess they got $$$$ hungry and want everyone to buy the $.99 version.
- 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.