Location aware app that lets you find out what's going on near you.
by on March 14, 2010
If you’re out in a strange new place, like Swansea, it can be hard to find or know where the best places are to go. Now you could just go to Google or Bing but ALOQA attempts to outdo both of those by tapping into other streams of local information beyond just the standard businesses and places to eat.
Partly this is done using things like Last.fm to locate local gig news but also Wikipedia to pull up local information. Another incredibly useful item listed are nearby cash machines or ATMs.
The problem is that it’s limited to the knowledge of the web searches of the area. It certainly missed a number of cash machines and banks, while also missing out a number of local music venues. But that information is certainly fluid and you can add and remove new channels as you see fit from Wi-Fi hot spots and petrol stations to coffee shops.
It’s not perfect and needs polish but it’s an excellent starting point for local information and how to get there.
Buy this app: Download the ALOQA app now
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