September 30, 2013 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Ivrea, Italy - The developers of AroundMe, the most widely used location app of its kind, recently released the latest update to its namesake app, making AroundMe a true iOS 7 app. The brand new operating system from Apple has been making headlines since it was made available to the public just over a week ago, with adoption rates skyrocketing to as much as 35% in one day (source: TechCrunch). Amongst many other major changes, iOS 7 sports a brand new, sleek look, which AroundMe has implemented in this new release. AroundMe developers also took full advantage of a new underlying engine, which enabled them to add further enhancements and capabilities.
Early adopters are already raving about the latest update to the popular location app. "When we first reviewed AroundMe, it was a pretty awesome app," says Rob Rich, 148Apps Network. "Now, over three years later, it's still an awesome app. Only now it's dressed up for iOS 7."
While AroundMe boasts a new look that compliments iOS 7, it "is a solid update that makes the app ready for iOS 7 without losing functionality," according to Federico Viticci, MacStories. "AroundMe uses playful animations that aren't too heavy-handed and that, in my opinion, contribute to making the app simpler and yet pleasant to use. [...] AroundMe's new design feels at home on iOS 7, and the custom touches that Pifferi added to the interface (new icons, animations) help differentiating [sic] the app from the stock iOS 7 design that several developers will follow in the upcoming months.
Other user testimonials show even more positive reactions to the new AroundMe update. Brian says, "AroundMe [for iOS] 7.0 really simplifies what was already simple. I love the new style and usability. AroundMe holds a special place in my heart." Laura elaborates, saying, "the simple and clean iOS 7 look makes the app even faster." Doug comments that the update makes the app "even more straightforward and ergonomic. It's a good reason to immediately install iOS 7."
See what the all the hype is about. Download AroundMe 7.0 now through the iTunes store for free.
Feature Highlights of the New AroundMe for iOS 7 App Include:
* Entire app redesigned to follow iOS 7 visual design language
* No need for an external application as AroundMe gives you route directions right from the app along with business info such as phone number and website URL
* Support of Dynamic Type: AroundMe adapts fonts according to iOS settings
* AirDrop, which allows users to share locations with friends and family
* Full accessibility support
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 11.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AroundMe 7.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
The app development team behind AroundMe has more than 20 years of experience in software development. Marco Pifferi founded the wildly popular AroundMe app in 2008. Before that, he was responsible for creating and launching Vector Designer, an award-winning application for the Mac. Before joining the team, Fabrizio Bazzoni worked on optical and magnetic code recognitions and 3D parametric modeling CAD systems since 1996. He is now working on the backend of AroundMe and the design of Reminder 's beautiful ringtones. Luca Garbolino has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, where he is still continuing his studies and working towards a master's degree. Luca is currently working on various UI integrations for Reminder and AroundMe. Peter Schlossnikel has been a freelance graphic designer since 2005. He began working on projects from corporate identity to print and screen design to music album artwork. Over the last few years, Peter shifted his focus onto user interface design and contributed to the interface design of both AroundMe and Reminder .