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Maps Buddy

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 MapsBuddy is now a winner of the iPhone Footprint Excellence Awards 2008

 Featured on CNet, Engadget, Digg, Gizmodo, Mashable, Technorati,,, iPhoneFootprint, Apptism, 148Apps and other iPhone sites. Tens of thousands of downloads already!

MapsBuddy - a must have companion to the Maps application on your iPhone!

Imagine you are driving (or just hanging out with your friends). To locate the nearest coffee shop (or any such location), you would usually launch Maps, tap the current location button and then type "coffee shop" - that's too many things to do, not quick and definitely not very convenient!!

Instead use MapsBuddy!! Just launch MapsBuddy and tap on "Coffee Shop" - that will automatically locate and show all coffee shops near your current location on the map. Locate all your favorite places with one tap without the hassle of typing!!


 Automatically determines your current location.

 With one click locate the nearest bank, bar, chinese restaurant or any such location.

 Comes with a built in list of common locations such as "coffee ship", "gas station", "hotel", "pharmacy", etc.

 Customize the location list to suit your needs. You can add your own location names or modify/remove/hide the built in location list.

 Organize locations into categories such as Food & Dining, Entertainment, Transportation etc.

 Works worldwide with iPhone.

 Works with iPodTouch using Wi-Fi in metropolitan areas of US, Europe and Japan using Apple's built-in SkyHook technology.

 Recommended for fans of iBeer, LightBike, Wobble, Blocked, Distant Shore, iShoot, Monopoly, Bejeweled, iFitness, iSniper, Tetris, PocketGuitar, iCopter, iFart, Ocarina, Koi Pond, Pull my finger & FieldRunners.

 What other users say 

 Any one that ever uses Google Maps should have this!

 This is what I have been waiting for!

 Works fine and I have used it quite a bit in my 4 day travel trip!

 I have been using this and it has never failed me. Awesome app in my opinion!

What's New in Version 1.5

[Fixed] With the latest iPhone OS release, MapsBuddy was not showing the locations correctly within Maps. This has been fixed with the new release.

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Customer Reviews

Neat way to find a place quickly

Somehow my iPhone is bringing up another review instead of a blank page for my review of this app. Very odd behavior and all I will say is that mapbuddy is a good app. Sometimes, to my regret, I forget to use it to find a special place. That means I have to hunt around for the location instead of finding it fast. I do not recall price, but it is probably free or low priced. Even if you never go far from home, this is one the best apps to keep you on course.

True, I have not used this ap, except for fun and seeing what it can do. I was surprised to see that it give much more than the usual map stuff. You can even get s picture of the place you are looking fo. Also, easy, one click contact info. Web address, phone, etc. I did not know that the iMap app can locate place of interest, but after trying both, I think map buddy does the best job, especially when we go into a new, unfamilar area and just want to find something like an auto repair shop. I don't need to know all, so if the program finds one or two, that is Ok. Like a previous reviewer said, there should be many more variations of the app.

Do not recommend

It's really klunky. Pick a category and it brings up a list and you have to pick one place. The app then exits (??) and you are taken to google maps. If you dont like that one you have to relaunch the app. Around Me plots several on a map at once and you can interactively check things out, plus their interface is better. But my Favorite app for this is MotionGPS, an astonishing value with voice guidance, 3D maps, realtime traffic, and a slick interface for choosing categories. My only complaint on motion is it is quite slow to start. It's only a few dollars where other gps apps are 20 times as much. It finds all the restaurants, gas stations, etc near me.

Good idea, but...

Maybe a good thought but i cannot get anything to show up. You cannot "go back" without closing then restarting the app. Will pose a major problem while driving. "Around Me" app is much better and easy to use. Make some changes to this app and it could be very useful.

Maps Buddy
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 0.1 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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