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Where's a...? iPhone Apps to Find All the Good Stuff Around You - Part I  by sharakarasic

sharakarasic says: Whether you are in your home city or travelling, it's always good to be able to quickly locate the nearest cup of joe, cheapest gas, or taco truck to die for.
sharakarasic's picks
  1. Yelp
    Yelp An essential app to find the best around you, I fire this up to find where the best special pork ramen is in a new city.
  2. Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews
    Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews I doublecheck Yelp's restaurant pick on Urbanspoon and then I'm set for a delicious experience.
  3. Google+ Local
    Google+ Local Need the nearest post office, pharmacy, or ATM? Find them on Google Places, with local reviews.
  4. Coffee Finder
    Coffee Finder When you're jonesing for caffeine, you need it - now.
  5. artnear
    artnear Find the best art galleries near you.
  6. Museum Locator
    Museum Locator Find the museums near you. Once you do, I recommend downloading the museum-specific app, as some of them are quite excellent.
  7. HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone
    HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone Find the nearest subway station or bus stop. This is my killer travel app for when I get there and need to navigate like a local.
  8. Dog Park Finder Plus
    Dog Park Finder Plus In an unfamiliar neighborhood and need a place for your dog to run free? Find dog parks with this app.
  9. FastMall - Shopping Malls, Community & Interactive Maps
    FastMall - Shopping Malls, Community & Interactive Maps If you to need to know what's around you in a mall, FastMall will help with mall maps. Shake your iPhone to find the nearest bathroom.
  10. SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder
    SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder When you really need to go.



Which ones do you use? Did I miss any?

Reply to comment Posted December 29, 2011



You can use:
Reqoop to see what's in stores near you
Foodspotting to see dishes people share at restaurants

Reply to comment Posted February 09, 2012




Places Around is also a great app for finding places and services around you. It works any where in the world. Users can select a pre-defined category such as restaurants, atms or just speak to the app to find what every they need (eg McDonalds, Chinese Restaurants etc).
Check it out

Associated Apps:  Places Around

Reply to comment Posted March 19, 2015