Restaurant Finder for iPad

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  1. JASApplications, Nov 10, 2011
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    If you would like to download the App for free, I have posted a few promo codes on the forum here.
     
  4. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    That's nice, but you should really try to come up with an original idea for an app that actually adds value or does something unique.

    As it is - your app offers zero value over what can be done with built in Maps.
     
  5. waynep macrumors 6502

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    What does your app do that google maps does not already do??
     
  6. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    The app only listed 8 restaurants in a two block radius in the downtown area and failed to list everything else.
     
  7. matt90036 macrumors regular

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    sorry but I don't like the silver around the icon. in addition you need to work on the search engine, not enough restaurants found on the map.
     
  8. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    LOL. What "search engine"? The app is just a wrapper around Maps app. Complete waste of time.
     
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    I can understand how a more advanced iOS user would not see the value in this app, but I could see the value in it for someone like my mom. Try explaining to a noob how to open the maps app and type in a restaurant search vs. the one tap of this app. I can see some value in it. Not something I would use, but others might.
     
  11. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    1. Open the Maps app
    2. Type "Restaurant" in search bar
     
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    Not quite.

    Me: Mom just open the Maps app and type restaurant in the search bar
    Mom: where is the search bar
    Me: the blank spot at the top right where you type things in
    Mom: okay... it says Whistler, BC, Canada there, what do I do
    Me: just tap on that text and enter restaurant
    Mom: okay... I did that and now it has this list below with other places somebody searched
    Me: okay Mom... just tap the little X to the right of the search bar and that will go away
    Mom: okay... I did that... now what do I do
    Me: now type restaurant in that blank space
    Mom: okay I did that and it did not do anything
    Me: you need to hit search now for it to perform the search
    Mom: where is that
    Me: right side of the keyboard
    Mom: ohhh.... that worked... wait now it shows restaurants in Whistler BC... how do I show restaurants by my house

    You get the idea? What is easy for you and me is not so clear and easy to a noob.
     
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    Version 1.2 is now available for download in the App Store.
     
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