Quilt Shops for iPad
By New Track Media, LLC
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Quilters will love how easy it is to find location and contact information for 2,500+ quilt shops across the United States using this app from Quilters Club of America and the publishers of Fons & Porters Love of Quilting magazine. This app makes it so quick and easy to find quilt shops nearest your current location or to research store locations in advance of your travel to different areas of the country.
Enter any City, State or ZIP code to easily search for quilt shops across the United States. Or let the app automatically show you the quilt shops closest to your current location. See where stores are located using the interactive Map View where you can expand or zoom the map. You can also browse quilt shops in the List View to see detailed address and distance information. Click on any store listing via the Map View or List View and you’ll see the full address and contact information including phone number and website URL where available.
The app also features a simple Feedback Form that allows you to alert us to new store opening or shops that aren’t yet listed with the application. Every time you open the app, you’ll access the most recent and most complete database of quilt shops across the United States.
Needs to be updated
While I agree with several other reviews in the fact that some of the data is old and updated, there is a method to send in your feedback to help them update the app. The problem however is that once you send in one update, you can't send a second! Sort of sad when you want to let them know of a store that has closed as well as a new one that has opened. The app does however give you the location of several shops in the area so you can call ahead to see if they still exist or have gone out of business.
If/when the app gets updated then I could give it a better rating but until then it's just an average, run of the mill app.
Better than a poke in the eye, I guess
This gives a rough idea of who's out there I the area. It's a fairly helpful reference. Some shortcomings:
1. Needs updating: some shops may not exist anymore
2. Needs responsible entry: if a home business lists a P.O. Box, the app will drop the pin at the post office location.
3. Listing store days and hours would be very helpful
4. Listing store specialty would also be helpful. Some shops choose opaque names. Also, sew&vac stores show up in this app.
Very easy to use. I plugged in my own zip and I liked the results. All the shops that I know of appeared and then some. I do a lot of traveling and this will come in very handy. Hope they keep it up to date.
- Category: Travel
- Released: Sep 03, 2011
- Version: 1.00
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: New Track Media
- © F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.