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Five apps for functioning in a city you don't know
Between speaking at dozens of IT events each year and myrnpersonal trips, I probably spend more time traveling than I spend at home. Onernof the challenges of traveling to that extent is being able to functionrnefficiently while in an unfamiliar city. Here are five apps that can helprnanyone who travels to cities they don’t know well.
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Hungry Now Fast Food Locator
Hungry Now Fast Food Locator helps you locate nearby fast food restaurants.rnWhile this capability might not be unique, Hungry Now Fast Food Locator does arnparticularly good job.
Find Me Coffee
The one thing that would make this app perfect would be arncoffee franchise filter that would allow you to give preference to the coffeernshops you like, while hiding results for ones you don’t.
Find Me Coffee is available for Android, iOS, and WindowsrnPhone.
Poyntrnis similar to the Windows Phone’s Local Scout feature, but it’s more intuitive.rnIt helps you find things that are nearby, such as restaurants or gas stations.rnIt can also show you upcoming events for the area you’re in.
World Explorer also shows you nearby locations. But while apps such as Poynt tendrnto focus on food and events, World Explorer shows you nearby towns,rnattractions, and features. For example, when I was trying out World Explorer,rnit displayed Lake Wylie, which I would expect, since it is directly behind myrnhome. Oddly enough, it also displayed the nearby Catawba Nuclear Station.
Although this app is free, you have to upgrade to the paidrnversion to gain access to features such as search and mapping.
World Explorer is available for Android, iOS, and WindowsrnPhone.