Where is …? – A Smart Guide to Explore New Places
Am I traveling in the right direction? How do I reach the hotel? What is the name of this beautiful bridge? These are some of the questions that may arise in your mind when you travel to a place you aren’t familiar with. And when sign boards are in a language you can’t comprehend and people around you speak in a foreign tongue, you may feel lost in the world around you. A new Android app named ‘Where is …?’ has been developed to answer all your travel-related queries and take the stress out of traveling. The app plays the role of a travel guide and provides directions to lead you to various destinations.
What’s the app about?
Where is …? is a travel app that consists of a map which displays various locations around you. You can identify your current location using the map. The app acts as a guide and takes you to the place you are looking for. Where is …? belongs to the travel and local category in the Google Play store.
How does the app work?
The app has 4 map views namely Normal, Satellite, Hybrid and Terrain. The Normal view of the map provides a clear display of all locations with labels. The Satellite option provides a satellite view of the map. The Hybrid option (a combination of normal and satellite view) shows a satellite view along with labels. The Terrain view showcases all the physical features like ponds, rivers, railways, gardens etc.
Using the app, Where is …?, you can store the locations of any 4 different places, like a hotel, pool, park and pub. You can retrieve the information later for reference or rename them according to your needs. Where is …? provides you with a parking option that helps you in making a list of details like your vehicle’s color, floor number, section and other notes. This option comes in handy when you park your vehicle in a big mall and need help in locating it.
Using the Go option in the app, you can specify how you will be traveling – by foot, by driving or by public transport. When you select the means of transport and specify the destination, the app directs you to the spot automatically. Instructions like ‘turn left to reach the bridge’, ‘continue onto to reach the university’, ‘exit onto right’ and ‘get to Toll Gate’ are really helpful.
Special features of the app:
The app provides you with an exclusive share option using which you can share your current position with friends through Bluetooth, social media, mail, texts etc. Where is …? has a Lab option with which you can measure the distances between various places in meters. The app is available in multiple languages that include French, German, Italian and Galician. An option to locate places like ATMs, restaurants, coffee shops etc., could have been added to increase the app’s usability. Nevertheless, this app ensures that you don’t lose your way and it is a must-have for travel enthusiasts.
Where is …? is a free app which requires Android 2.2 or later versions.