World Around Me - WAM - Places

World Around Me - WAM - Places

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World Around Me - WAM - is the perfect tool for travelers, tourists or locals who want to know everything about what’s around them.

Discover places just by pointing your phone around you, and feel at home in any location in the world! Let WAM lead you on an exciting journey to the places around you.

WAM is recommended by:
* BBC Click
* National Geographic Traveller – Rated as a Top Traveler App
* The Guardian

Launch WAM and point the phone around you to start getting all kinds of useful information!

Here are just some of the places that WAM will identify, locate and show reviews for:
- Restaurants | Bars | Cafes
- Banks | ATMs
- Movie Theaters
- Museums | Art Galleries
- Parks
- Gas Stations
- Subway Stations | Train Stations | Bus Stops | Taxi Stands | Airports
- Hospitals | Dental Clinics
- Pharmacies
- Gyms | Spas
- Hotels
- Shopping malls | Grocers | Clothing Stores
- Book Stores | Shoe Stores
- Churches | Mosques | Synagogues | Temples

WAM combines cutting edge Augmented Reality technology with a seamless, fluid interface that adds useful and exciting information to all the places around you. It is a new perspective (city lens), for you to explore places around you. WAM shows place names, ratings and distance in a seamless and intuitive AR view. One more tap and you get to access detailed reviews, opening hours, directions and contact details.

How do I start WAMming?
1. Launch WAM and hold the phone up to your eye level, pointing the camera at the surroundings you want to explore
2. Choose what you’d like to do: Eat & Drink, Enjoy, Fuel, Move, Health, Shop, Pray, Money, Stay
3. See the world around you come to life - all of the places in that category pop up as overlays on your phone, along with distances, contact details and reviews.
4. Go forth and explore!

With WAM, you can:
1. Search for 9 main categories of places and 31 subcategories with just one tap.
2. Tap and Speak to start WAMming – Discover places by talking, to find what you need.
3. Get super useful info such as: WiFi availability, accepts credit cards, takes reservations, has outdoor seating.
4. Check out user reviews, directions, phone numbers, opening hours, price tier, photos and more.
5. Choose between AR, list and map views to navigate.
6. Rank places around you by distance or importance.
7. Talk in your language! English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and more to come.

People in over 200 countries are already WAMming! Are you?

Note: To get accurate locations it is preferable to be outdoors, under the sky, with active GPS settings. All the places information is sourced from 'Google Places'. Your location is used only to show search results and is not used for any other purpose.

Tags: world around me.

Recently changed in this version

- Version 2.6.5
* Faster Navigation, now switch easily between camera, list and map views
* Set a default view to show place results from settings
* Bug Fixes

- Version 2.6
* Voice search
* Portuguese (Brazil & Portugal) and German languages
* Reviews now have dates
* Added help
* Bug fixes

- Version 2.5
* New Design
* 9 Categories: Eat & Drink, Money, Enjoy, Fuel, Move, Health Stay, Shop, Pray
* 31 Sub-categories
* More info about wifi, price tier, credit cards, outdoor seating, reservation.

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Comments and ratings for World Around Me - WAM - Places
  • (70 stars)

    by Syed Fayum on 05/06/2014

    Good app

  • (70 stars)

    by Michael Birch on 20/05/2014

    Fantastic idea seems to work well. Has our new location at Westwood Post Office so can't be bad

  • (70 stars)

    by Peter Kerr on 06/04/2014

    Still needs work but excellent in its own right.

  • (70 stars)

    by Jeff Rush on 21/03/2014

    Although looking for a bank it showed me a restaurant called bank!

  • (70 stars)

    by Ian Lindsay on 13/03/2014

    Quite good but the Restaurant and pub reviews aren't dated which limits their value.

  • (70 stars)

    by Dennis Bareis on 12/03/2014

    Search Results in HUD, list and map. Doesn't work so well indoors. Can see placed and reviews but can't change, add entry or comment.

  • (70 stars)

    by Angel luis on 07/03/2014

    Great to have to chill out