PlaceBox Review – New Travel App For iPhone

PlaceBox is essentially a Google powered app with a twist…

 

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Category: Travel
Updated: June 18, 2012
Version: 1.3
Size: 3.3 MB
Developer: LinkDotz
Rated: 4+

Our Ratings
Graphics/Sound: 4/5
User Interface: 4/5
Gameplay: N/A
Re-use/play value: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

Price: $0.99/£0.69/download

What Is It?

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PlaceBox helps you to find places on location. If you have travelled to a new place you can find local restaurants, petrol stations, coffee shots etc. You can also record your travel experiences by taking photos within the app and making notes.

Is It Easy To Use?

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Yes, the interface is simple to use, with colorful icons depicting the various options. If you’re looking for Restaurants just click on that, you then get additional choices such as All or you can just look up Meal Takeaways, Meal Deliveries or Restaurants. It is the same procedure whether you’re looking for museums, nightlife, health and medicine, cafes, or petrol stations and garages.

You can alter the search zone from within 100m and up to 10 km of your location. You can also add your location with a postcode, if you know you’re going to be in a specific location another day you can just type in that postcode and then search for the various facilities that you may require, allowing you to plan ahead.

Once you have settled on a location you can find out the directions from your current location, check in or even call ahead. A great feature for booking a table in a restaurant to a show in a theatre for example.

It’s also possible to add notes within the app and take photos. If you enjoyed a particular location you can take a photograph of it to help you recall the next time.

There are the usual sharing facilities for Facebook and Twitter too.

Is It Fun?

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Yes it is fun, obviously its not gaming kind of fun but it is fun finding the places that you want to visit and being organized.

Is It Pretty?

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The interface is great, it is clear and the icons are great. The simple UI allows you to operate the app swiftly and precisely.

Should You Download It?

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Yes, it’s great value at only $0.99/£0.69 and can help you out when you least expect it but also allows you organize your life ahead of schedule too.

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About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including DPreview.com, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and ePhotozine.com. Joanne most recently became a Columnist for Vogue Magazine writing about mobile Photographers - http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/08/07/new-mobile-photographer-column-with-vogue-by-joanne-carter/