Saturday, October 23, 2010

Point Inside

Platform: Android

4 out of 5


Navigate your local mall like a power shopper with this handy interior map collection.

Not all malls and shopping centers are available, with more coming online weekly.

Save time and grab special deals the next time you head out the door to shop. Nice.

Read all of my past Android app reviews at Appolicious and Yahoo! Tech -- click here.

The holidays are nearly upon us (Black Friday, anyone?) so now is the time to fire up your DROID and grab apps that will help you save time and money when you head out to the local mall. Point Inside is a free app that tackles both needs head on, so long as you’re in a larger city with fairly well-known shopping centers.

Firing up the app, you’re first presented with a familiar Google map of your local area. (Thanks, GPS!) The local malls available in the app are just a finger-press away, with each record displaying the address, phone number, hours of operation, along with an interactive map.

Zoom in and out to find your favorite stores visually, or click the stores link to see each retail location in alphabetical order. Clicking on each store in the mall will return you to the map, with a helpful pin stuck into the overhead map. Each record contains full contact information, along with special promotional offers (if available.)

With an additional link to the many food options available, you won’t have to mindlessly wander through the food court ever again.

So plan your shopping offensive this year with Point Inside, and you just might save some time and money. And we could all use more of both, right?

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