Locative Iphone Applications

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Art.Base said 13 years ago

Hi everyone

We’re starting work on an iphone gallery guide..

We’re really keen to hear about any location-based apps you are currently using on your phone, what you do or don’t like about them.

Are you currently using your iphone to access listings? Which ones? Any good art apps out there?

anonymous said 13 years ago

I use ‘Now playing’ – an iPhone app for finding nearby cinemas and session times. Some cinemas are even enabled for ticket purchasing via the application. Tramtracker is another GPS enabled application that will locate nearby tram stops and tram times. Both are well written.

Having the option to enter an address to find nearby exhibitions would be great for people wishing to plan in advance and not just look at their immediate surroundings. The ability to plot the locations on to a google map would also be another plus. I am yet to see a location based iphone app integrates with google maps though. They may exist?

Art.Base said 13 years ago

Thanks nony.

We’re not sure how to decide what is ‘nearby’ or not… how many nearby tram stops does tram tracker show you? Within a kilometre or so, or just a few hundred metres? Just the closest one?

I like the idea of planning in advance…

We are planning to work with Google apps – however we might need to do more research into the costs – Google maps are only free for non-commercial use (well, that was the deal last time I checked, which was a few months ago). I’m curious to know why the two you’ve just mentioned don’t use Google maps… it may be a cost issue.

anonymous said 13 years ago

It turns out that tramtracker will plot map points. I’d just never noticed the button. It shows the few closest stops. For this app, its all thats required I guess. There must be the ability to show a much wider area.