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Localicious Android App, Find What’s Good in the Hood

Localicious Android App, Find What’s Good in the Hood

Find “what’s good in the hood” with the Localicious Android app, powered by WhitePages.

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 1.66MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Travel & Local
  • Price: Free

Localicious automatically detects the neighborhood you’re in to instantly provide you with trending business and hot spots right around you. Currently, there are over 80,000 U.S. neighborhoods and 21 million local business at your fingertips.

This app’s core function is to provide you with the information necessary to make a quick decision on where to eat or what to do. I know at one point or another, we’ve all been out with friends or family with some time to kill, and the question of “now what should we do?” goes unanswered. But next time you can be ready with Localicious, and its real-time tips and trends, to hit up only the best venues around.

At first glance, this app is very similar to other location-based recommendation apps like Yelp and urbanspoon. However, there are a couple great features that really set it apart. First, you can use the “check in when I arrive” option to automatically check-in on Foursquare. If you’re using this feature for the first time, a pop-up will prompt you to login to Foursquare to connect the two accounts. Second, you’ll notice the ribbon along the bottom of the app’s homescreen which displays “nearby tips.” These can be entree recommendations, comments about service, or even what places are hopping right now (recent check-ins) and are all incredibly useful for quick decisions.

  

  

Pros:

  • Search any neighborhood for the most popular spots
  • Real-time trending places and tips
  • Foursquare integration, automatically check-in when you arrive
  • Powered by the massive WhitePages

Areas for improvement:

  • Expand and include international “hoods”

Conclusion: A “neighborhood-aware” Android app that features real-time tips and a seamless connection to Foursquare, all so you find the best spots around.

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3 Comments

  1. I tried this app and it couldn’t find half the restaurants in my area, especially not the popular ones. There’s no provision to add any. Another worthless app.

    • @Neil Did you try searching nearby “neighborhoods”? The app doesn’t break down restaurants/businesses by distance only.

  2. Does anyone know if GPS required for this app to work?

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