Macworld Australia Staff
17 December, 2011
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Link to: Roamz

Social Networking



Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Age Rating:  12+


Available on the App Store Buy
App Guide

Sydney-developed Roamz is an app that uses your location to tell you interesting points of interest nearby. It even taps into social media such as Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and Instagram so you can see what people are saying about those places.

This can be both a good and bad thing. While you sometimes get useful information about a place, at other times all you have is a photo of a cup of coffee.

You can turn your interests off and on, so you can exclude Colleges & Education, for example, or only receive kid-friendly recommendations.

One big thing the ap lacks is a category for sports, though.

Like all apps of this kind, it needs to reach a critical mass before becoming super-useful, but it’s well on its way. At the time of writing the number of users has gone over 25,000 in a few weeks.


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