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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Places Around - App Review



Looking for something near you, or in the environs of a particular place? 'Places Around' aims to help you out.

Now for the ACIDS test:

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Choose from one of the listed categories:

ATM
Bakeries
Banks
Bars
Beauty Salons
Book Stores
Bus Stops
Car Rental
Car Repair
Car Wash
Casinos
Churches
Clothing Stores
Coffee Shops
Department Stores
Doctors
Electronic Stores
Fire Stations
Gas Stations
Groceries
Gyms
Hindu Temples
Hospitals
Hotels
Libraries
Meal Delivery
Mosques
Movie Theatres
Museums
Parking
Parks
Pharmacies
Police
Post Offices
Restaurants
Shoe Stores (don't tell my wife about that one)
Shopping Malls (or that one)
Spas
Synagogues
Taxis
Train Stations
Travel Agencies
Zoos

Then the App will instantly return a map of where you are with pins dropped at the relevant places. Tap on a pin for further information, including additional views).

In addition you can also enter a place name and search for that location.

The App is well-designed and very easy to use.

Cost
The App Costs $2.

Indispensability
There are plenty of ways to find particular places but, this App serves as a 'one stop shop' so is very useful.

Dependability
The App is designed for the iPhone and Apple Watch, and works in 1x and 2x modes on an iPad.

In testing, all the places that purported to be in the vicinity indeed were but, there were also lots of known locations which should also have been flagged, regardless of category.

Security
The App needs access to your location in order to work (fairly obvious really). The App is self-contained, so no other concerns on this front.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Useful but should contain more places.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Places Around here and support for the App here.


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