AroundMe

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.

How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Petrol Station?
AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Petrol Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket,
Theatre and Taxi.

AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.

For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email
the information to a friend.

The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you.

Fast, easy and accurate. AroundMe is your ideal day to day companion.

NB: When AroundMe Weather push feature is active the app make a continue use of GPS running in the background that can dramatically decrease battery life.

Version

9.0.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Yes

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This app is very accessible with no known issues.

iOS Version

9.0.1

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The only known issues that I have is the Map. At any point when you double tap on a business and such. It will bring you in to a page that contains information about the business you are interested. You will find that by flicking to the right will run in to a map that will go on forever in telling you all of the streets around this location. If you use your finger to move around towards the center. This should jump you in to a pretty accessible area where you can hit the Route button which then let you select from a list of supported GPS apps that you have installed. There are also other information like phone numbers and etc. It is a pretty nice app for being free.

Developer's Twitter Username

@aroundmeapp

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Submitted by kevinchao89 on Saturday, July 31, 2010

AroundMe is very nice with ability to search using a variety of categories (Apple Store,e Restaurant, Bar and etc) and by name of point of interest. Once a POI is selected, one is able to select phone number within the app and call to check for business hours and so much more. There is also the option to have the route shown in ones favorite navigation app--Google Maps, Navigon and etc. TomTom

Submitted by Laura Ann on Friday, August 20, 2010

I have really enjoyed this ap to find places to eat, banks, and places to purchase gas. I love how it gives the distance from you and updates to your location. Its very voice over friendly.

AroundMe can also be used to search for points of interest near locations other than your current position if you want to use it for planning. To change the search location double tap the globe icon in the bottom left corner of the main screen. Type in the address information for the new location you wish to check in the search field on the Location screen, then double tap the search button at the bottom right of the virtual keyboard. Fiind the entry in the list below the search field and double tap to select. You'll be returned to the main screen. Now when you launch your search you'll be shown points of interest and distances from your input location rather than your current location. You can save these as app "Favorites" for easy access, just as usual. To return the default search to your current location, double tap the globe icon button at the bottom left of the main AroundMe screen, and double tap "current location" from the first entry in the list of locations below the search field. Your previous search locations will also remain in this list until cleared.

Now has a free integrated Voice turn-by-turn navigation. Also, include a ton of new features. Supports Waze as well. Sadly, to note that the free Voice turn-by-turn are only for the States. What's New in Version 5.2.2 ✓ Integration with Telenav scout voice guided navigation (free for all USA users) ✓ Minor bug fixing ✓ Fixed a bug that prevents do display correctly on some iPad with iOS 4.2.x ✓ New User Interface style (requires iOS 5.x) ✓ Petrol Station prices for USA ✓ Rotten Tomatoes integration for movie listing ✓ Full iPad retina support ✓ Simplified Hotel selection ✓ Added Russian and Portuguese support ✓ Improved Movie Theater section with schedule for USA, UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia and Switzerland ✓ New Movie Category with listing of nearby played movies ✓ Direct link to iTunes for Movies soundtrack and movie director previous movies ✓ Menu for 300,000 USA Restaurants ✓ Added Simplified and Traditional Chinese support ✓ Now support Navigon, TomTom, Motion X Drive and Waze navigation software ✓ Support for Restaurant reservation (USA Only) ✓ Hotel category now allow to search for available rooms and support in app booking ✓ Map in detail page if tapped become fullscreen and support GPS tracking and compass map rotation (iOS 5 only) ✓ Support for Twitter integration (iOS 5 only) ✓ Support for latest Facebook Connect integration

Submitted by Bahzad on Friday, August 17, 2012

Version 5.3.0 of AroundMe has been released in the app store, with some improvements in certain areas. Fortunately, it still has the customary unwavering accessibility we've come to appreciate. What's new in version 5.3.0 ✓ Improved result list with support for List, Map (Normal, Satellite and Hybrid) and Live (require iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later and iOS 5.x) ✓ Simplified business detail page ✓ Fixed Nearby category bug ✓ Minor bug fixing

Version 5.3.1 of AroundMe has been released, with some problems resolved. What's New in Version 5.3.1 ✓ Fix a crash adding to favorites ✓ Fix the free search not working properly on some iPad installations ✓ Minor bug fixing

Version 6.0.1 of AroundMe has been released, and a few bug issues were resolved. What's new in version 6.0.1 ✓ Fixed a compatibility issue on iPhone 5 ✓ Fixed a screen issue with some iPad installations ✓ Minor bug fixing

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Saturday, March 9, 2013

There are some really big new features in this version. It is now a universal compatible app. Includes new support with Google Map, Navigon, Tom-Tom, and more. Now also include Social support  such as Twitter and Facebook.

 

What's New in Version 6.1.5

 

- Fixed link to movies external websites
- Minor bug fixing
- Fixed some localization issue
- Added integration with Google Maps App
- Improved Movies category
- Added Hotel booking in iPad version
- Added Nearby category in iPad version
- Added petrol prices in iPad version (only USA)
- Option to show only restaurants that accept reservations (only USA)
- Movies now show full directors and schedule times
- Added a new category for Local Guides
- Improved hotel information including free wifi and parking in main list and full list of facilities in detail page
- Fixed a screen issue with some iPad installations
- Added support to iOS 6 and iPhone 5
- Improved result list with support for List, Map (Normal, Satellite and Hybrid) and Live (require iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later and iOS 5.x)
- Simplified business detail page
- Added compass to iPad map. Tap on the icon on the lower right of the map to move among different compass & map combinations
- Fancy new direction icon in lists: now you can easy find if the selected coffee shop is in front or behind you
- Original language movie trailers
- Petrol Station prices for USA
- Rotten Tomatoes integration for movie listing
- Now support Navigon, TomTom, Motion X Drive and Waze navigation software
- Support for Restaurant reservation (USA Only)
- Hotel category now allow to search for available rooms and support in app booking
- Support for Twitter integration (iOS 5 only)
 - Support for Facebook integration (iOS 6 only)

Submitted by brandon armstrong on Saturday, March 9, 2013

it would be nice sense around me intagrates with google maps if the latest version of google maps was usable b the blind. they broke the ability for us to get voice guidance started.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Saturday, September 14, 2013

What's New in Version 7.0.0

We completely redesigned AroundMe to be simpler and more enjoyable and fully compatible with the stunning new iOS 7 style.

Submitted by Tristan on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What's New in Version 7.0.2 We completely redesigned AroundMe to be simpler and more enjoyable and fully compatible with the stunning new iOS 7 style. If you like AroundMe, please consider leaving a review. That helps us a lot. Thanks! ***** Minor bug fixing

Submitted by Mark SARCH on Monday, October 14, 2013

In reply to by Tristan

Updated on Oct. 14/ 2013 Version 7.0.3 still looks very accessible using VoiceOver running iOS7.02 this app is faster using iOS7 What's New in Version 7.0.3 We completely redesigned AroundMe to be simpler and more enjoyable and fully compatible with the stunning new iOS 7 style. If you like AroundMe, please consider leaving a review. That helps us a lot. Thanks! ***** - Fixed an issue restoring the Ad-Free version - Minor bug fixing

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, March 1, 2015

What's New in Version 8.1.6

- AroundMe now fully supports iOS 8 and both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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