Wednesday, December 09, 2009
New iPhone app by RVer maps America's malls
One characteristic you can claim to be part of us RVers genes is that we don't let too much grass grow under our wheels. Some of us are on the go more than others, but we are all moving about to one degree or another. As such we are forever traveling to new areas that we are unfamiliar with and have to bumble around trying to find the services, shopping, and restaurants that we like.
One RVer, John Ahrens, is hoping to make our lives easier. He and his associates have created an app called Point Inside for iPhone and iPod Touch where they scanned more than 400 malls around the US and Canada, so that you can walk into one in Sioux City or Richmond or Seattle, bring it up on your iPhone, and have before you an interactive map of that mall showing where the Radio Shack store is, the location of the escalators, how to find the Starbucks, and the quickest route to the restroom.
You can learn more about this app (which just went live) and the malls now mapped in the iTunes store. And so far, the app is free, so don't hesitate to download it and try it out.