October 27, 2015 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Seefeld, Germany - FutureTap GmbH is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Where To? 9.0, an important update to their popular local search app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch devices. Where To? finds the best nearby restaurants, shops and services, and then guides the user to the location. The app provides detailed information, including locations, menus, special offers, photos, videos, reviews and more, to aid users in making an informed decision about local businesses.
For several years, Where To? has been the go-to app for iPhone users who need information about businesses and other attractions and services in the surrounding area. As a GPS-based local search app, Where To? provides the pertinent information users require when searching for information about what is available in their area.
"While 'Where To?' has been an invaluable app for iPhone users from the very first version, we knew we could make it better," says FutureTap CEO Ortwin Gentz. "With version 9.0, we took advantage of the new features of both iOS 9.0 and the iPhone 6s, offering integrated iOS 9 Spotlight search, Siri integration, 3D Touch shortcuts, and more to the already impressive feature list of the app!"
Where To? takes advantage of iOS 9 Siri Integration, which makes Siri more useful than ever before. While using Where To? anyone can activate Siri to create a reminder about a specific business or attraction listed in the app, by simply activating Siri and saying, "Remind me about this tomorrow," or "Remind me about this when I leave work," Siri will automatically create a reminder in the iOS Reminders app, and link it to the place displayed in the Where To? app.
Also new in Where To? 9.0 is its tight integration with the improved iOS 9 Spotlight search feature. Users can now view content from Where To?, displayed inside iOS 9 Spotlight search. Spotlight will display categories, favorites, and last-shown places from the app. A simple tap of the search result will instantly take the user to the location's entry in the Where To? app.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners will love the new 3D Touch shortcut features of Where To? 9.0. Users can access often-used features of Where To? with just a firm press of their finger.
3D Touch shortcuts include:
* Search Nearby: Immediately displays the search field
* The user's first favorite category, this defaults to "Any Restaurant"
* The most recently used category. For example: "Hospitals," "Supermarkets," etc.
* The most recently opened place. For example: "Yosemite," "Disneyland," etc.
(The "favorite category," "recently used category," and "recently opened place" shortcuts are dynamic and adapt to the individual user's behavior.)
Where To? is an invaluable asset in any user's app arsenal. The app offers over 700 categories to select from, with no typing required. The app also integrates with over 50 third-party iOS navigation apps to obtain directions to the selected location. Users can also send locations to supported onboard navigation systems from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
Apple Watch integration allows users to make use of Apple's wearable device to scroll through search results using the digital crown, use voice dictation to initiate a search, make use of Glances to take over the last place viewed from the iPhone, receive turn-by-turn directions on the Watch via taps on the wrist to indicate a left or right turn, and more.
Pebble smartwatch users can also enjoy special features with Where To? 9.0, with a free Pebble companion app that displays the direction and distance to the selected destination, allowing users to keep their iPhone in their pocket or purse while walking or driving.
New Features in Version 9.0 Include:
* Search categories and brands as well as recently shown places using Spotlight
* Use Siri to create reminders by saying "Remind me about this on Friday." or "Remind me about it when I leave home."
* 3D Touch App Shortcuts available on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
* Translations of foreign language reviews
* Added 250k+ mountain tops, 100k+ recycling facilities, and 1.2m+ bus stops worldwide
* Improved search function also brings up favorite places
* "Suggest Edit" allows users to report incorrect data
Where To? doesn't simply offer navigation to local restaurants, banks, health cubs, bars, and other businesses, it also offers reviews from other Where To? users, to help iPhone owners make an informed decision as to whether an attraction or business is worth a visit. Once a great place to spend some time at is found, the location can easily be shared via AirDrop, email, text message, or even a quick post to Facebook or Twitter.
"Where To?" has been honored to be selected by Apple as an iPhone App of the Week, and has also been the winner of the "Best App Ever Awards" in the category "Best Travel App" for several years in a row. Apple also selected the app as one of the five best navigation apps in iTunes Rewind 2011.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Apple Watch and Pebble smartwatch supported
* Requires iOS 8.2 or later
* 31.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Where To? 9.0 is only $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. The price will return to $2.99 following the introductory period. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Seefeld, Germany. FutureTap was founded in 2008 by Ortwin Gentz with the mission to create innovative and easy-to-use apps that fully leverage the iPhone user interface concept. FutureTap is known for the local search app "Where To?" for iPhone and the Street View app "Streets" for iPhone and iPad. Both apps have sold more than half a million copies. Copyright (C) 2008-2015 FutureTap GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.