Where To? ~ Find the best places around you

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Description of App: 

Discover the best locations worldwide: Where To? finds the closest and best rated places to eat, shop, party, and relax. Where To? is the first iPhone local search app on the App Store — now with a completely redesigned user interface.

“In a matter of seconds the Where To? app can direct you to any type of place you're looking for”
- Natalie Avon, CNN

SEE WHAT’S AROUND YOU
See what’s around you in an easy, fun new way! Where To? is an incredibly easy way to find the closest steakhouse, bank branch, billiard club, or anything else you might be looking for in seconds — whether you are on vacation in Paris or in your own back yard!

NO TYPING REQUIRED
Where To? will simply get you where you want to go with a fun, painless interface that caters to your personal preferences. See your options on the built-in map or in a list sorted by distance. With just a few taps, you can find any type of place you are looking for close to wherever you are!

YOUR LOCAL GUIDE
Whether for work or pleasure, the first time in a new city you sometimes feel lost without a local guide. Now you can have one in your pocket! Whether you find yourself in a difficult situation or you’re just looking to see the local sights, Where To? will help you find what you are looking for. Where To? provides you with photos, videos, descriptions, special offers, business hours, and more. All you have to do is choose — then call to make a reservation or check the place’s homepage using the built-in web browser.

DINNER MENUS
Where To? includes dinner menus for almost 500,000 US restaurants. Compare the menus to select your favorite dining location or decide what to eat while you’re waiting to be seated!

CHECK THE LOCATION REVIEWS
Is the food delicious? The service great? Where To? collects and displays ratings and reviews from all Where To? and Google users.

HELPS YOU DECIDE
Not sure what you want for dinner tonight? Just shake your iPhone and let Where To? decide. Take a chance and find something new and exciting!

SHOWS YOU THE WAY
Whether by car, bike or foot using the built-in route planner or any of more than 40 apps from the App Store Where To? gets you where you want to go. The standard Maps app, Navigon, TomTom, Google Maps and many others are also supported.

CAR INTEGRATION
Turn the key and let your car guide you to the destination. You can send locations to supported onboard navigation systems from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.

HAVE A PEBBLE SMART WATCH?
Use your Pebble to reach your destination. The free Pebble companion app (available soon in the Pebble App Store) displays the direction and distance so you can keep your iPhone in the pocket while walking or driving.

MARK YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS
Found a new shop or restaurant you’d like to visit with an associate or someone special next time you’re in town? Save your new favorite restaurants, shops and places to find them later easily. If you own multiple iOS devices, Where To? keeps them automatically synchronized through iCloud.

SHARE WHAT YOU FIND
Wanna meet with some friends at the great new Sushi place you found? Where To? can help you there too! Pass along the location info by AirDrop, email, text message, Facebook, or Twitter. Or add it to your contacts.

¿HABLA ESPAÑOL?, PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS?
You’re going to Mexico and don’t know what a „Hair Salon“ is in Spanish? Where To? searches in 11 different languages and translates all categories to the local language on-the-fly.

AWARDS

- Featured by Apple as iPhone App of the Week and in App Store Rewind
- Multi-year winner of the Best App Ever Awards (“Best Travel App”)

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

7.0.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This is just about as easy to use as the previous incarnation of the app that it replaces (this is a completely new app, so not a free upgrade).

The only minor issues are that you might find it quicker to tap on the lower half of the screen after double-tapping on a point of interest. Otherwise, swiping from the initial location of VoiceOver focus (the top of the page) means that you have to flick through all of the locations displayed on the map before you get to the information about the actual point of interest that you want to read about. Also on this screen, the button to launch navigation and the element which show the distance and direction to the point of interest can’t always be found by swiping - you might need to locate them with your tiger (hint: they are in the top right of the page, just below the menu bar, then the page first loads).

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@futuretap