Wanderous travel app
Free for a limited time for Apple iOS devices
Those of us with Android phones have sampled the pleasures of Field Trip, an app that guides users to points of interest as they travel through the world. Here’s a similar piece of software created with iPhone and iPad owners in mind.
Open Wanderous, and you’ll see a map of your present location. You’ll also see icons indicating nearby places that might strike your fancy, including public landmarks, museums and hotels. Touch an icon, and you can get a map to direct you there. You can also get a link to other Internet sites with related information. You might be directed to a set of photos of the place, hosted at the Flickr online photo service, or get detailed information from Wikipedia.
Wanderous is an interesting but limited app. While travelers will appreciate the guidance it provides, I wish it provided guidance to restaurants, retailers and other mundane commercial venues. Man does not live by tourism alone. Still, Wanderous is a handy tool for discovering the hidden attractions that surround us all.
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