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Vicinity is the ultimate guide to your surroundings.

It provides one tap access to nearby services and amenities such as bars, restaurants, taxis, takeouts and gas stations. Vicinity also utilizes your location to display nearby Wikipedia articles and photographs from both flickr and Panoramio, providing a useful source of education and interesting places to visit.

The location list shows all the places and their distance from you in real time, and is sorted so you can quickly select the nearest. Simply tap an item to view details and photos, visit websites, phone or get directions.

Combining hundreds of data sources supporting many countries worldwide, including the US, UK, most of Europe, Canada, Australia and more, Vicinity is one of the most comprehensive location based applications to date.

★ Features:

- Automatically finds the nearest businesses and places when you select a category
- Choose from up to 4 data providers, ensuring you always get the highest quality business listings for your area
- Wikipedia, flickr, Panoramio and nearby places listings in addition to businesses
- List automatically sorted by distance and updated as you move around
- Perform custom searches for businesses
- Shows distance in large type allowing you to quickly scan the list
- Tap a business or place for further details
- Star ratings for many locations
- Get reviews, photos and more on the 'more details' page
- One tap to call a selected business
- Easy access to walking or driving directions using your favourite Sat Nav apps or the Maps app
- Need to find businesses elsewhere? Got an inaccurate GPS signal? Simply use the location selector to override the search area.
- Location selector lets you use your current location, pick where you want to search on a map, or select a previously used location
- Set a business or place as your search location to find others nearby
- Location bar shows your GPS signal accuracy and the place name of where you are
- Swap between miles and kilometres using the Settings app on your device
- Does not require Location Services/GPS, so the app functions well on an iPod Touch
- Save a business to your device's address book
- View a map of a location within the app

★ Awards and Accolades

- iTunes 2008-2009 Top 10 Best Selling App Overall
- Featured in the official iPhone TV ads
- Top 3 paid app in overall AppStore charts (various time periods)
- Recommended by newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Times, MacWorld and more...

What are you waiting for? Download the app today!

What's New

Version 3.0.1

- Improved app performance and launch time

- Added option to gift this app to the action menu

- As the Bing business search API closes on August 1 2012, this data source has been removed and replaced with Google

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Years of use


I've been using Vicinity since the original iPhone 1 days. It's always been great to have around when you don't feel like searching.



I used to love this app when I first purchased it years ago on my 1st iPhone. I gave it 5 stars. Now on my new iPhone and after the updates, I can no longer search. It shows all that's nearby but cannot search by name or category. It's disappointing & frustrating when you're in a strange neighborhood.

Vicinity app


I used to have this app years ago and it worked fine. Just purchased it on my new I-Phone and cannot type in business on search. A waste of money. If I cannot use 100 percent of app just as soon not have it.


ActiveGuru Ltd.
3.3 MB
Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-2011 ActiveGuru Ltd.


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