Facearound: Use Facebook to geolocalize your hunt for those Louboutin shoes

Review posted Sat 17 Nov '12  ·  29 comments
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One of the big problems with new startups is that, even though the developers have come up with a brilliant concept, the app really can't take off without having plenty of members to input information. Quite often, an app really won't hit it's straps until a year or so into its life - if it lasts that long. With Facearound you don't get that problem because it is directly tied to Facebook and draws on a lot of their members' information while encouraging its own members to get involved too. What this iOS app does it to geolocate all the interesting bars, restaurants and shops around you and take it one step further with Facearound user reviews and recommendations thrown in for good measure.
 
It wasn't that long ago that in order to find the nearest shoe shop in your vicinity your best bet was to open up the phone book and let your fingers do the walking. Thank God they are a thing of the past-each book was so thick that it must have taken a small forest to produce it. These days it's simpler. Next time you are desiring that new pair of Christian Louboutin high heels you can jump on Facearound and see if there is one close as well as checking out if they have any deals on for Facebook users. Facearound is a free new Facebook app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that has been built to discover the best places around you. Write reviews about your favorite bar, restaurant, DVD or book store (if you can find one)...or any other kind of shop, if it comes to that. You can rate them with stars as well as read reviews written by your Facebook’s friends or other users. Facearound geo-localizes you automatically and shows you the nearest cool places to go or the shops with best reviews. Utilize Facearound special deals and find out all the special offers available in the shops that are close, too. Facearound  uses Facebook fanpages and places and fills them into the map where you are geo-localized. You can also choose a different area, city, country or continent filling it into the search box or simply scrolling the map. Once you decide the area, Facearound marks out all the nearby venues such as the best bars,  restaurants, shopping malls, market or salon etc. You can tap on any one of them and read reviews and ratings and discover what deals they offer. The app uses a very simple and intuitive interface with everything placed right in front of your eyes.
 
Facebook ads take on a different meaning when put into a concept like Facearound. They are kind of annoying when they turn up on your feed page but, when used in a geolocation app like this one they turn out to be quite useful. And we know how many there are don't we? As mentioned earlier, the best thing about an app like this one is the volume of people that input information into it.  With Facebook backing it up with bulk information, it actually turns into a handy tool to keep in your pocket - especially if you are in a new town. If there is one thing I know about online customer reviews of shops in general it is that they are usually either exceedingly harsh or the work of someone connected to the place. With Facearound at least you get the reviews from your trusted friends. Oh, and I wouldn't hold your breath too long for a deal on those Louboutin shoes... Just sayin'



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