By Flying Code Ltd
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AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.
How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Gas Station?
AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.
AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.
For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend.
The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you.
Fast, easy and accurate. AroundMe is your ideal day to day companion.
NB: When AroundMe Weather push feature is active the app make a continue use of GPS running in the background that can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 8.2.0
AroundMe now fully supports iOS 8 and both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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- Added support for Apple Watch.
- Fixed the issue, noticeable on some devices, where AroundMe keeps using the location for few seconds when app goes to background.
- Minor bug fixing.
Nice app with potential
I like this app and think it has a lot of potential to be very good. I like that I get the temperature highs and lows for the day so I can properly dress for the day. I have discovered coffee shops where I live that I didn't know even existed and have found gas stations while on the road without the need to blindly search for one. Good stuff.
Now where this app needs help is that in the same manner that it locates places nearby for you, it can't find many of them. For instances, on several occasions it has shown me numerous Starbucks nearby but failed to show me the one that was directly across the street from where I was. Too many times the same thing has occurred with gas stations and places to eat. That is a shortcoming that needs to be fixed.
Overall, I really like the app and think it can be (and has been for me) useful but it's not quite a 5 star app yet. However, don't be put off from trying this app because of it's shortcomings. You'd be surprised at what it can find for you.
I haven't commented on this because I thought the creators of this app would have solved this issue LONG before now. Please allow this app to look for places based on a range the user can specify. I want to know what may be within a 3-4 mile radius, not just .67 miles away from me. I would use this app on a regular basis if it had this flexibility since I travel for work all the time. For now I will continue to just use google and search for restaurants around me, it doesn't limit me to less than a 1 mile radius. If I have overlooked a way to fix this, please advise.
Still needs a lot of work
I tried this a couple years ago. It is still disappointing. So many places are missing it just is not any more useful than driving around searching. Gas stations that have been in the same location for 10 years are missing. This app shows the closest gas station about 4 km away when there are three within spitting distance.
The restaurant list seems ok for chains but not for large, family-run operations. So, once again I regretfully dump this app. Maybe I'll give it a try in a couple more years.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Apr 10, 2015
- Version: 8.2.0
- Size: 20.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Flying Code Ltd
- © Flying Code Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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