Localicious Review: Finding Local Search Results Has Never Been Easier
At a Glance
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"What's Good In the Hood" is the motto of Localicious, an app that delivers neighborhood-based results for restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that are close by. While other apps may show you results all over your city, Localicious shows you what's good within your own neighborhood.
When you first launch Localicious, you'll see a splash screen featuring a city skyline. The app homescreen allows you to search businesses by name or category, as well as by location. If you are not sure what you are looking for, Localicious will show you places around you below the search fields. A scrolling ticker at the bottom of the page will show you user-submitted tips on nearby businesses.
What really impressed me about this app is that it shows businesses that are actually close by, unlike other apps that may sometimes display results farther away. The information provided about businesses--including reviews, pictures, payment options, and phone numbers--is clear and comprehensive. Localicious grabs all information about a business that is available on the Web and brings it to you.
Integration with the geolocation service Foursquare allows you to "pre-check in" so that when you arrive at the location, the app will automatically check in for you. Reviews about businesses and tips for places nearby are also provided by Foursquare users.
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