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Augment Apple Maps with Where To?
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Augment Apple Maps with Where To?

Are you among those who are not happy with the detail of the data available from Yelp built into Apple Maps?  Do you miss the information that was available in the Google Maps app. Well Where To? might be the answer for you.

Where to is a pretty solid Point of Interest (POI) search app that uses the data from the Google database so in many cases is much more complete than what Yelp delivers in Apple maps. Looking for a steakhouse nearby select the category and Where To? shows you all the possibilities on a map..text listings are also available. You can check out the possibilities by reading the provided reviews..in some cases Where Is even has menus..but in any case if the restaurant has a website a link will be provided…you can even phone for a reservation or add it to your address book with one click.

Once you have decided on a destination you can ask for directions…you will be offered the option to use Apple Maps or any other navigation app installed on your iPhone

Where to? has a couple of other cool features..shake the phone and it will offer up a random type of cuisine and a listing of nearby establishments serving that type of meal. There is also an Augmented Reality feature offered as an in-app purchase for  $0.99..turn it on select a category..shoes..bikes or restaurants and point your phone’s camera in any direction and it will show names of nearby locations and if they are within walking distance will guide you to your choice.

http://youtu.be/hR2qqpYFRog

Where To is compatible with iOS 6 and the larger screen on the iPhone 5..it is $2.99 at the App Store

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

2 Comments
  • Harry Hilders

    Cool functions, but I’d suggest them to get the navigation working properly first…

    November 2, 2012 at 7:37 am Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      Thanks for the comment but I’m not sure what you mean. This app supplements the the information provided by Yelp, the actual navigation is done in Maps or any other installed navi app of your choice.

      November 2, 2012 at 10:26 am Reply

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