THE APP REVIEW: Roamz

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September 13, 2012

Each week we review a food related app. This week it's Roamz. Find out what the Lempert Report had to say.

What it says it does: Looking for great places near you? Download Roamz and see what the locals are saying about places in your area. When it comes to looking for things to do, locals hear about the great places first. Discover what’s happening around you, or change your location if you’d like to see what’s going on elsewhere. Roamz searches through social platforms like Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and shows you interesting things happening around you so you’ll never miss out again.

What it actually does: Looking for a cool coffee shop nearby? Tap on a search tile to look for specifics (like coffee) and find out where others are going for a great coffee and what they are saying in practically “real time.”  Roamz even lets you “star” locations, and it will remind you the next time you are near the location. Roamz says it’s “bookmarking for the real world.” Love sharing with your Facebook friends, users can click the like button and post their experiences directly to their Facebook page.

How useful is the information for target audience?: If social media is your thing, Roamz is your app. Find out what’s going on around you or places you want to go, see what others are ordering and what they are doing in fun spots around town. Feel like a real local, no matter where you are.

Ease of use: The app is fairly easy to use and is constantly updating, so there is a definite draw to return to the app for updates.

Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for someone who wants to know what’s cool in their area or discover new parts of a city or town. Maybe there is a great burger place hidden in a neighborhood you always visit – Roamz will lead you to it!

Cost: Free

Rating: 3.5 of 5

More info: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roamz/id459343660?mt=8