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    Published: 2015-02-25, by .

    Seeking out restaurants, hotels and bars is easier than ever, but does this beat Google Maps?

    7.4
    • Thorough listings
    • Worldwide
    • Out of date
    • Text search broken

    "A Quick Way To Find Local Amenities"

    THE VERDICT

    Recently updated for iOS 8 and the shiny new Apple devices, AroundMe is a great solution for seeing what's nearby. While the interface is fresh, the listings are not always accurate: you might find an ATM that no longer exists, for example.

    THE PROS

    The listings are thorough and clear, and the map view is very usable. This also works wherever in the world you may be - so it's perfect for your summer holidays.

    THE CONS

    Free-text search doesn't seem to work all the time. We don't recommend using the weather notification system, as it noticeable drains your iPad or iPhone's battery. There's not much beyond a simple directory here, and we think you're better off with Google Maps, which is more up-to-date.

    Oliver

    by Oliver

    Feb 25, 2015

    Description

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

    How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Gas Station?

    AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas 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 may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease device battery life.

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    Users review

    from 132.157 reviews

    "Great"

    7