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[iOS] iWant is like three apps in one: Find dining, movie showtimes, and Yellow Pages info
Posted By Tucker On September 1, 2013 @ 9:42 AM In iOS | No Comments
I’m not usually a fan of “Swiss army knife” apps. I don’t mean literal apps made by the Swiss Army. I mean the sort of apps that aim to be a multi-tool with a panoply of uses. More often than not, apps that try to do more than one thing well do everything poorly. It’s not always a good idea for an app to try and do too much. Now and again, however, a multi-purpose app can really get you out of a jam, and keep you from having too juggle too many apps at once. One app that is worth considering in this multifunctional category is iWant, developed by Rudrajit Samanta.
iWant is an iPhone app that basically blends together three popular types of navigation/location finding app categories: restaurant app, movie/entertainment app, and the Yellow Pages. Think of it as Yelp meets Fandango meets AroundMe, if the App Store description is anything to go by.
One thing that is interesting is the ability to set the default “custom” navigation title to a type of business that most interests you. You could use this tile to find bookshops, law firms, or other businesses that don’t have a default navigation tile set for them.
The thing that I want most for this app is for it to react like the iPhone’s home screen. I mean, you’ve already got all these tiles…why can’t I tap and hold them to change their order, or group them together and add a tag to them? That would be the next step up, as it would allow the users to better customize their personal settings and experience.
Overall, I was impressed with how quickly, accurately, and comprehensively iWant performed. It was easy to find exactly the sorts of businesses, movie times, and location info I was craving.
iWant is a great tool for travelers, or anyone who is constantly on the go. It is easy to find what you are looking for with just a few taps, and there is a surprising range of helpful categories that other apps just don’t have (such as Locksmiths or Laundry or even local Tweets.) This is a handy app.
Version reviewed: 2.3
Supported OS: Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Download size: 4.6 MB
iWant  on Apple App Store
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