News,  Reviews

PlaceBox Review – New Travel App For iPhone

PlaceBox is essentially a Google powered app with a twist…





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?



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?


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?


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?



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?


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.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]