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 9.0.5
AroundMe now fully supports iOS 9 and both the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
== Spotlight ==
Now you can use Spotlight to find categories to quickly find in AroundMe.
== Apple Watch support ==
Now features a completely rewritten watchOS 2 app for faster access to local venues directly from your wrist.
== iPhone 6S and 6S Plus ==
Quickly peek for venues using 3D Touch or quickly search in AroundMe by 3D Touch the app icon.
Minor bugs fixing.
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Needs more regular updates
I do touring for a living, so I'm constantly looking for restaurants or coffee shops when I'm in a new town. I need an app like Around Me to figure out the best places to go in an unfamiliar location. Around Me has all the right features - phone numbers available to call and ask for hours, sometimes the hours and menu are listed right within the app, etc. The issue with this app is that I'm constantly finding places that have permanently closed or phone numbers that are permanently disconnected. There just needs to be a system in place to remove these establishments and phone numbers from the app so I don't end up walking to a construction site thinking it was a coffee shop. Also, this app is TERRIBLE at finding gas stations. More than once I've been stuck somewhere on empty and Around Me tells me the nearest station is 10 miles away...I round a corner and there's an Exxon. Again, that has happened multiple times. Once that all gets figured out this app will be 5 stars, but there is just too much misinformation on the app currently.
I completely agree with reviewer, TylerKcornelius. I used to love this app and I still have a need for an app like this. The menus are all nicely laid out and and provide a great selection of search categories. They even give you a map view and a list view that points you in the right compass direction for each listing. However, this app has gone downhill. This app needs to be SEVERELY updated! Some businesses are out of business or have moved locations and this isn't reflected on the app. Some businesses don't even appear on the app. And, as for gas, I've been waiting for the app to be updated particularly because there seems to be a bug where it will find a bunch of gas stations 10+ miles from me, but NEVER around me, which of course completely makes the app useless to me. Sorry, Aroundme, but if you see this review, please get up and put some more effort into updating this app. This app still had potential.
Probation for intrusive video ad in movie review screen
In the latest AroundMe updates, a blocking ad always pops up whenever you try to read details about a movie, even if you open it a second time immediately. Even worse, sometimes this can be a video ad that you cannot skip. This is totally nonsensical, compared with other ad-supported apps. I don’t mind occasional pop ups. But every time?
Update: It has been 2 update cycles that they switched to occasional blocking. But I’ll maintain a 3 stars (up from 1 star) rating because they still don’t allow user to skip video ads.
I initially rated this 4 stars, because I liked AroundMe’s simpler navigation, even though it developed some of the more fun ways to use location later than other similar apps. Too bad I have to drop it to 1 star. (I would go 0 star if App Store allows.)
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Dec 18, 2015
- Version: 9.0.5
- Size: 22.8 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 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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