Localised content for local people
by on November 16, 2011
Gone is a time when you visit a place you have never been before and don’t have a clue where to go or what to do. With the advent of phones with GPS and applications that tap into this functionality mean that you can tap into a mountain of location-savvy data.
With so many apps offering this type of information it’s not so much what you get through, it is how it is presented.
This is why we took a shine to Proximitips. Load it up and what you get straight away is a number of posts about places you may not have heard about that are close to you. We tried it in Paddington, London, and was presented with lots of information about the trendier spots in the area.
Click into any of these posts and it will give you some more information, mostly taken from the pages of Wikipedia.
You can also check out the local buzz section to see what is happening on Twitter wherever you are (you can also post stuff as well) and the app also pulls in pictures from Flickr.
If you decide you want to try out a nearby restaurant the app will also offer up reviews from Toptable.com to help you device.
We did find the app to be a touch buggy – every time we touched our phone’s back button it jumped us out of the app – but the information found was fairly reliable.
Like most social services, though, they work best with lots of people on them and at the moment Proximitips feels a little empty.
We’re guessing that this is because so many people had a hard time spelling the apps name that they gave up and didn’t download it.
Buy this app: Download the Proximitips app now
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