ModernLife : 5 Best Location-Aware Apps

Today a lot of apps have a social gaming component to increase user engagement, in which rewards are given out to the user. Location based apps enables to find location, points of interest and friends’ location, and share updates with their community of friends.

Here’s 5 location aware apps to check :

1). Foodspotting :

Foodspotting is the easiest way to find and share the foods you love: Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can recommend your favorite dishes and see what others have recommended wherever you go.

As a foodseeker, you can…

1. Explore your city or neighborhood to see the nearest, latest and best foods around you.
2. Look up a restaurant and see what’s good there.
3. Find a particular dish that you’re craving.
4. Bookmark foods you want to try by clicking (“Want it!”)
5. Vote up foods you’ve tried and loved (“Nom it!”).
6. Access guides from experts like the Travel Channel to see the nearest recommendations to you.
7. Follow people and guides that you trust, and places and foods that you love.

As a foodspotter, you can…

1. Share where to find a food you love by uploading a photo (“spotting it”), emailing it to
2. (you’ll need to add details from the website), or adding it to a guide.
3. Complete guides, scavenger hunts and challenges to earn badges and recognition.
4. Become a dish expert by spotting five or more foods of the same type.
5. Earn virtual tips for making quality contributions to the Foodspotting community.

Download App : FoodSpotting

2). Google Translate :

Translate words and phrases between more than 50 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.

With Google Translate you can:

* Translate text between 57 languages
* Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (15 languages)
* Listen to your translations spoken aloud (23 languages)
* Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
* Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
* Access your translation history even when you’re offline
* Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
* View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases

ModernLifeBlogs App Review : By Aline Hanle

The apps has a voice activated features quite fun. The translation is better than many I have seen at least in between French and English. It is friendly user. Not a lot of graphic but I guess, this isn’t a game but a tool. Great App.

Download App : Google Translate

3). RunKeeper :

RunKeeper makes tracking your workouts fun, social, and easy to understand so that you can improve the quality of your fitness.
GPS Activity Tracking
Manual Activity Tracking
Audio Interval Cues
iPod integration
Street Team social community
Activity sharing on Twitter and Facebook
Data syncs with

ModernLifeBlogs App Review : By Aline Hanle

A voice (quite robotic) will tell you when your activity started and stop). Well.. I guess, it is a fun feature although it doesn’t help in any way to improve your practice since you are the one who must still press the button. Ability to follow 3 different already stored runs or add your personal workout to the list. So that you can track your work and follow your progress. user friendly, and intuitive, you can also insert your target pace and create an activity journal. As a personal trainer for 17 years, i would use it and share it with my clients.

Download App : RunKeeper

4). Localscope :

Localscope is your social data powered GPS app. Always know where you are and what’s around you with Localscope!

Search & discover places around you with information from multiple geo search engines & social networks: Google, Bing, Foursquare, Twitter, Wikimapia.

Browse your search results in an amazingly intuitive list view with realtime direction pointers and distance meters. Lay them out on the map or look through the state of the art augmented reality view to spot the results in the real world. Map and get directions to your results, call them directly or store them to your address book.

Share your findings with your friends using SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter.

Download App : LocalScope

5). Quote Of The Day 2011 :

Get a great quote every day. Check yesterday’s quote or view an alternate quote of the day. Send it to a friend via email or facebook. Search the web for facts on the author. Simple, yet profound. Enjoy.

ModernLifeBlogs App Review : By Aline Hanle

Free apps. When the apps comes up, a mystical music comes up. You can search by author, email the quote, post it on facebook. If you miss the yesterday quote, it is accessible. Nice little daily wisdom reminder. It is a little limiting of you are looking for more inspiration. The app displays commercials which can be a little distracting. The search by author sends you to a google page of the author of the day.

Download App : Quoteoftheday2011


Amit Verma
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  3. Anonymous says:

    The geo-location apps are really taking-off. It is such a great way to know what’s going on around you!

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