World Around Me (WAM) : Places

World Around Me (WAM) : Places

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Discover every place of interest just by swiping your phone around you, and move around like a local.

World Around Me (WAM) is the perfect tool for travellers, tourists or locals who want an app to find new places. WAM is among BBC Click’s and NatGeo Traveller’s top apps to explore the world!

***Rated as One of the Best Local Guide Apps by National Geographic Traveller***
***Featured in Business Guardian***

WAM uses Augmented Reality to put a label on your camera viewpoint in the direction of attractions like restaurants, bars, cafes, banks, atms, movie theaters, museums, art galleries, parks, gas stations, subway stations, bus stops, taxi stands, train stations, airports, medical and dental clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, gyms, spas, hotels, shopping malls, grocery stores, clothing stores, book stores, shoe stores, churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship. It also allows you to search on your own terms. If you’re looking for something specific, say “Italian coffee”, type that on the search bar and just WAM it. Just point your phone in any direction and see WAM reveal to you all the places of interest in that direction. Tap on any of the billboards and access ratings, user reviews, directions, phone number, opening hours, price tier, website and photos. Get more info like wifi availability, credit cards the place accepts, whether the place takes reservation or if it has outdoor seating.

A Guide to WAMming in 3 steps:

1) Select a category you want to search for (Eat & Drink, Money, Enjoy, Fuel, Move, Health Stay, Shop, Pray)
2) See labels overlayed on your surroundings in your phone.
3) Just go forth!

With WAM, you can find 31 different kinds of places like bars, restaurants, ATMs or subway stations.


1. Search for 9 main categories of places and 31 subcategories with just one tap.
2. Find out which place has WiFi availability, accepts credit cards, takes reservations or has outdoor seating.
3. Check out user ratings and reviews, directions, phone number, opening hours, price tier, photos and more.
4. Choose between AR, list and map views to navigate.
5. Switch distance between Miles and Kilometers.
6. Choose to rank places by distance or prominence.
7. WAM in English and Spanish.

More than 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'. We only use your location to get the search results.

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Recently changed in this version

- Version 2.5.1
* Bug Fixes

- Version 2.5
* New Design
* 9 Categories: Eat & Drink, Money, Enjoy, Fuel, Move, Health Stay, Shop, Pray
* 31 Sub-categories: Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Banks, ATMs, Movie Theaters, Museums, Art Galleries, Parks, Gas Stations, Subway Stations, Bus Stops, Taxi Stands, Train Stations, Medical Clinics, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Gyms, Spas, Hotels, Malls, Clothing Stores, Shoe Stores and more.
* More info about wifi, price tier, credit cards, outdoor seating, reservation.

Comments and ratings for World Around Me (WAM) : Places
  • (69 stars)

    by Peter Kerr on 06/04/2014

    Still needs work but excellent in its own right.

  • (69 stars)

    by Jeff Rush on 21/03/2014

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

  • (69 stars)

    by Ian Lindsay on 13/03/2014

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

  • (69 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.

  • (69 stars)

    by Angel luis on 07/03/2014

    Great to have to chill out

  • (69 stars)

    by Sutaurus Henry on 07/03/2014

    A little slow but app is nice.

  • (69 stars)

    by Giovanni Makaveli on 02/03/2014

    Recommend This Too Everyone Who Travelling Too a Foreign Land.