AroundMe

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AroundMe
AroundMe.jpg
Developer(s) Tweakersoft
Initial release September 2008
Development status Active
Operating system iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Available in 10 languages
Type Local search (Internet)
License Freeware
Website tweakersoft.com

AroundMe is a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms created by Italian "Attorno a me s.r.l.", that allows users to quickly find nearby Point Of Interest (POI) such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, parking, hospitals and much more. In 2008 AroundMe was given second place in the top 10 iPhone OS apps [1] by Time. It was included on Time's 2011 ranking as well.[1]

AroundMe was the first mobile application for the iPhone to use the Google’s location-aware API and also was the first mobile application to make use of Google dynamic mobile advertisement. As of March 2009 over 5 million copies of AroundMe have been downloaded and installed.

Description[edit]

AroundMe uses a phones navigation capabilities to perform location-aware searches.

A ‘Favorites’ section allows the user save specific entries while the category 'nearby' is used to identify nearby cities, parks, geographical locations, airports and attractions which are linked to appropriate Wikipedia entries.

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2 Josh Quitner The top 10 iPhone Apps [2] Time magazine

3 Mel Martin AroundMe updates, improves [3] Tuaw iPhone

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