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iPhone On the Town
If you’ve got an eye for food and an appetite for photos, Foodspotting offers a fun way to discover what’s on nearby tables.
This personal assistant understands and handles your spoken-word requests for dinner reservations, movie and concert tickets, taxis, weather info, restaurant tips, and more.
If your enthusiasm for cinema is bigger than your bladder, RunPee helps you get relief without missing crucial movie moments. For current films, this font of golden advice lists scenes when it’s safe to leave your seat.
Glympse lets you share your location privately with one or more friends for a brief window of time, a “glympse.” There’s no network to join: Choose a contact, and they get a text or email with a link to view your location, no special software required.
Gowalla gives you and your pals colorful passports to fill with stamps as you roam your city (or anywhere in the world). Check in to announce your location and let your entourage know where you are, including your Twitter and Facebook cronies. Foursquare nabs an honorable mention for its competitive spin on social activity.
This carefully crafted encyclopedia of liquid wisdom provides recipes for over 2000 classic and contemporary cocktails.
When nature calls, it’s SitOrSquat to the rescue. The database of public restrooms steers you to the closest porcelain oasis, including photos and ratings from a network of concerned citizens.
Don't know syrah from sangiovese? Wine Steward helps you out, suggesting wines to match what you're eating. The app knows an astounding number of dishes, offering wine pairings for food as varied as beef wellington, orange cuttlefish, bread pudding, or bacon and eggs. (Honorable mentions go to wine apps Cellar Rat and Cor.kz.)
Forget juggling busy schedules; the toughest part of setting a meeting or having a coffee is often just figuring out where to do it. Halfway between you and them is good, but um, what’s a good place in that neighborhood? MeetMe is a practical little app that answers exactly that question. Give it two addresses, and it shows places near the middle mark.
Tune into Local Concerts’ gigantic collection of music listings to find upcoming concerts just about anywhere in the world. Use your current location to find nearby events and music venues, or ask the app to give you results for any other town or city, indispensable for the traveling rocker.
OpenTable is a reservation service for booking tables at participating restaurants. The app finds places in most US states and several international cities, but it's at its best in the biggest cities where lots of restaurants have signed up.
Quick, it's an art emergency! When you're struck by the sudden urge to admire some art, this global guide to the art world shepherds you to the closest venue.
Discover the capers and coordinates of your whole crew at a glance. Loopt lets you and your pals announce where you are and what you're doing...
The only thing missing from this full-featured movie app is the popcorn. Now Playing lists every movie on screens in your area, complete with trailers and a huge collection of published movie reviews.
Yelp.com is the kingpin of grassroots review resources, featuring 6 million reviews of businesses across the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
Shake up your dining routine (literally) and discover new tables in your city. Give your iPhone or iPod Touch a shake, and this app's wheels whir to provide a random restaurant pick, complete with reviews and user votes.