iLondon for iPhone and iPod Touch - introductory price of £1.79

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  1. hadihosn macrumors newbie

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    Special Introductory Price !!! For a limited time get iLondon for only £1.79! Original Price £4.99.

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    iLondon is an all in one application for anyone living in London or planning to visit the city.

    It comprehensively lists Top 10 POIs that are specifically chosen by the best specialists - Timeout.com, UrbanPath, The Guardian, etc.

    The application includes the creme de la crop London has to offer in the form of Shopping spots, Attractions, Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, and Hotels. In addition to the POIs you will also find a tube map and route planner to make your journey to the POI as easy and straightforward as possible.

    Features:

    - Tube and Route planner with no requirement for network connections.
    - Station POIs - closest Shopping spots, Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Hotels and Attractions to stations on the tube map.
    - The following POI categories (to name a few) with Pictures, Descriptions, Phone numbers, and location on Google Maps:

    To name a few:
    Top 10 Best of the Best London Restaurants (Restaurants)
    Top 100 cool things in London
    Top 10 Restaurants You Want To Take Your Other Half To
    Top 10 Italian Restaurants
    Top 10 Indian Restaurants
    Top 10 British Restaurants
    Top 10 Chinese Restaurants
    Top 10 Restaurants for a Steak
    Top 10 French Restaurants
    Top 10 Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
    Top 10 Shopping Spots
    Top 10 Shopping Streets
    Top 10 Bookshops
    Top 10 Fashion Boutiques
    Top 10 Bakeries
    Top 10 Old World Pubs
    Top 10 Sleek and Sexy Bars
    Top 10 Trendy Bars
    Top 10 Pubs
    Top 10 Beer Gardens
    Top 10 5 Star Hotels
    Top 10 4 Star Hotels

    Instructions:

    - For Route Planning - Tap on the train icon on the top left of the screen, once the box expands click next to the train icon and either type in the name of the Start station or choose from tube map. Then tap on the right side of the expanded box and enter your destination - by either typing or choosing from tube map.

    - To see the list of POIs close to each station - Tap and hold on a station in the tube map and it should pop up with icons related to the POIs. Note: not all stations on the Tube Map have POIs near them.

    This application is fully licensed to use the information provided in the Tube Map and the POIs.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=308452989&mt=8
     

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  2. zengod macrumors member

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    Hmmm - Its a shame that the author of this thread also seems to be the publisher/author of the app and also wrote the first two reviews on the app store raving about his own app..... Was vaguely interested until I saw that - I'll avoid thanks.
     
  3. hadihosn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Edit: There I managed to remove my comments from the App Review. Apologies if it looked unprofessional


    How does that affect a decision to buy an application?

    I'm trying to advertise an application - what's wrong with that? I think it has excellent features and would like others to have a crack at it. I was only testing the review process of the app. Now i can't take it off, if you know of a way to delete those, I'm happy to do that.
     
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Your interface needs some work. I can see three or four different fonts in these screenshots and the buttons at the bottom aren't very clear or attractive.
     
  5. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    The concept needs some work. The tube map is available free by googling "london tube map" (and can be made available offline by any of the free storage apps). Tube maps are also available for free all over the underground.

    The info is stuff you could find from a 10 minute google search. If you live in London, this is simple. If you don't, you're likely to have spent at least 10 minutes on Google searching for places to go.

    Not trying to deflate, but I really don't see much value in the application. Especially when it costs £5. I really think you need to add something to justify the price. Maybe go around to these locations and snap some pictures, make a street-view/quicktime-VR style 3D view. Maybe add a checklist of places for tourists as they go about the city. There's lots more you can do in a travel app that's simply unexplored here.
     
  6. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I haven't spent a lot of time cruising the travel apps - they make me want to go places i can't right now - i like the fact that all the info is available offline so that it's useable for Touch users.

    But it sounds like it would be useful, and even though it's been a number of years since i was in London and it was easy enough to find a map and use it, i'd much prefer to carry it this way.

    Now to win the powerball, actually buy my Touch and then head to London!
     
  7. hadihosn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your comments. I'll consider improvements in the next version. The street-view/quicktime-VR style 3D view sounds cool - even though I have no idea how to approach that but will look into it.

    Just to justify the price - the app has over 700 listings of the best of London based on industry leaders, all available in one place.

    You can plan your journey on the tube map available offline - i.e. choose Oxford Circus as your start station and Bank as your destination, and the app will give you the best route to get there displayed nicely on the tube map itself.

    You can click on individual stations on the map and it will give you the listings from the POI database closest to that station. Nice and quick and still all available offline - as you're on the underground ideally!

    All feedback is greatly welcomed, thanks for all your comments guys.
     

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