Review from A Google User
Overall very interesting app Excellent data (I live in a large and historic city, Philadelphia, so that's probably why there's so much data) but a few nitpicks about execution. The pop up alerts are obtrusive, I would much rather have the option of having my alerts show up in my notification slider or *hint hint* as Google Now cards. Also, no way to mark locations as "read" or something like that or have a filter that removes already read items from the map. Otherwise, an excellent concept and very nice execution.
Great local history tool, needs more variety though I love the local history it displays however I wish it would vary the results more. After a while it gets repetitive. It would be great to show more indigenous pre- USA history as well as more variety of cultures. Keep in mind Niantic Labs is becoming independent from Google and thus this app's control of personal user data will be transitioning this summer from Google to Niantic unless one chooses to opt their data out of the transition.
Love it!!!! Put your location on and let it guide you to everything. Don't just take my word for it. Try it anywhere it works. I'm in Vegas now and man is this place amazing. I can see where Ocean's Eleven was filmed and tons of other movies. Historic artifacts and lots of great food to. I used it in Seattle Washington and it just took me places I never thought to go or find in a paper guide.
Loved it with one fatal flaw I really really love this app and I had it on my old phone perfect ten. But after installing on my new phone it is worthless. I understand the need to make money but I don't want notifications saying business are near by. I know i can select another category but I want all the categories except shopping. Make them tic boxes instead of all or nothing choices and this app is an eleven out of ten. Thanks for all your hard work nitanic labs. I love all that you do.
Okay App is a great idea, but doesn't seem to actually do much. Despite there being dozens of interesting food places in my town, the closest one it shows is almost 50 miles away. There are dozens of interesting historical places and sites with neat architecture in my city, none of which are listed. Not sure if this is something that's being worked on, but for right now I don't see a point in using this app.
Not enough in my area I am going to be moving to Hervey Bay soon, and I checked the area I am moving to, however there is apparently only one thing to do in the area, and that is whale watching. Surely there must be more than just that, as the area is a major tourist destination which I agree is famous for whale watching, however it is also the gateway to Fraser Island and the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which is renowned across the world as a major tourist attraction.
I love to learn history, but I live in a big city and was a little overwhelmed with so much information. It would help if it could stop the repeats. Also, I think it's important to add the ability to zoom in on those very small photos and increase the size of the font a little. I really enjoyed the app. It's a wonderful learning tool. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time.
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