These are some of the must-have local search apps for your Android phone.
It is estimated that there are over 3 million apps on Play Store today and so with too many options to choose from, finding the right ones can be a little daunting. But fear not, we are here with yet another great list of apps you would want to download on your Android phone — and this time, the best local search apps. Local search-based apps are a godsend if you have just moved to a new place and would like to discover the best businesses, attractions, and events in the area.
Google Maps and Search
This one is a no-brainer, and probably comes pre-installed on your Android device. Besides finding directions, Google Maps can be of great help when it comes to finding out the thriving businesses and services around your location. For instance, a simple search of “ac repair” on Google Maps or Google Search would pull up a list of top repairing services in your area with highest number of positive reviews.
Put simply, Yelp is to local businesses what Speakers.ca (this website) is to public speakers. Whether you’re looking for the best local restaurant, bars, or services, Yelp is the gold standard. Thanks to being in business since early 2000s, Yelp has a treasure trove of user-generated reviews and ratings, thus empowering you to make informed decisions about where to eat, shop, or even avail of niche services like hood cleaning.
The next on the list is quite different from the other two, but is a must-have local app nonetheless. For the unaware, this app assists you in finding the cheapest gas prices in your vicinity, thus potentially saving you a significant amount of money at the pump. The information provided is mostly accurate and up-to-date as it relies on contributions from users in real time.
Foursquare City Guide, which has been in the location discovery business since 2009, is yet another strong contender in this list. The app provides personalized recommendations based on your preferences and past check-ins, and also comes with “Lists” feature where users can curate and share their favorite places.