April 1, 2010

Vic Mahfood

Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search

COST: Free
CATEGORIES: Lifestyle, Locator, Native, Travel
..RELEASED: 3/23/10, VERSION: 1.0.0 -- RATING: 2-1/2 Stars..
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With your iPhone, life itself is made simpler with the myriad assortment of tools and options that are available to you in apps. Some of these tools are totally fun gimmicks that offer a variety of methods in getting a job done. This is the case with Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search. Simply draw with your finger on the map the area in which you are trying to locate a restaurant. What a simple and cool method to conduct a search! The results will provide you with all the information you'll ever need on those restaurants with the snap of your fingers. Here are some of the useful features of Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search:
  • Fun, faster search: Use your finger to draw and select keywords from a menu—no typing required
  • Sketch-a-Search: Draw a loop around your desired dinner location, or sketch a line that represents your commute, and you’ll get results in that area
  • Get the results you want: Search by type of cuisine, atmosphere and/or rating
  • Current location or choose a city: Find restaurants near you or in a specific city
  • The information you need: Get phone numbers, ratings, directions, photos, and menu pricing at-a-glance.
  • Share via email with friends
The app is fun to use though may contain a couple downfalls. Currently, you may only search restaurants, and the data base itself does need some upgrading. Nevertheless, this app is an unusual concept in map searching. Use Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search to find a restaurant for dinner tonight.

Developer Quote: "With Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search, there are no keywords, or typing—just draw on your screen with your finger to identify where you want to search."

--OS and Age Rating:  This app requires OS 3.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
--Developer Link: Yahoo! Inc.
--Twitter Link: N/A
--Facebook Link: N/A

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