iOS 7: How to see which iOS apps are popular nearby

Nick Mediati
24 September, 2013
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iOS 7 is here, and it’s the most radical update that Apple’s mobile OS has ever seen. But while the overhauled interface and bold new look is getting all the attention, iOS 7 comes with a bucketload of new features and enhancements that make it easier to use and more secure.

The new features are easy to use, but Apple’s radical overhaul of the iOS interface has made some of them a little tricky to find. We’ll show you how to locate and get the most out of 10 handy new features in iOS 7 – some of which you might not have even known existed.

How to see which iOS apps are popular nearby

iOS 7 lets you find out which apps are popular near you. As gimmicky as it may seem, it could help you discover some interesting new apps you might not have otherwise used, and it may tip you off to some apps – such as local public transit apps – that will help you find your way around a new city.

To discover these apps of local interest, navigate to the App Store, then tap Near Me in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen (it replaces Genius from iOS 6). You’ll then be presented with a list of apps that are popular among those in your current geographic area.

Here in San Francisco’s South of Market neighbourhood, popular apps include Socialcam (a video recording and sharing app) and LevelUp (a mobile payment app) as well as Pocket MUNI, a navigation app for San Francisco’s public transit system.

We can’t guarantee any of the apps popular near you are of any actual use to you – much less any good – but it’s a fun new way to explore the App Store.

by Nick Mediati, TechHive

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