'When's the next Starbucks?' iExit app lists freeway POIs

iExit makes POI data freeway-friendly, so you can easily see what's at the nearest exit, the one after that, the one after that, and so on.


It's the same sad story: You're cruising along the Interstate, hungry for lunch, so you pull off at the first exit that has food--and end up at Burger King. (The horror. The horror.) Then you get back on the freeway, only to discover there's a Panera Bread at the very next exit. And a Chik-Fil-A! Oh, wretched fate.

Allstays.com's new iExit for iPhone shows you all the points of interest for upcoming exits: food, gas, lodging, auto repair, grocery stores, and so on.

Granted, any GPS (or GPS app) worth its salt will provide similar POI data. But iExit makes it freeway-friendly, so you can easily see what's at the nearest exit, the one after that, the one after that, and so on.

The app affords one-tap calling for most locations and lets you create a list of favorites to track--great for determining, say, how long until you hit the next Starbucks.

Watch the embedded video to see the app in action, then answer me this: Think you'd use iExit? More to the point, would you pay the $2.99 introductory price for it (or the $4.99 future price)?

I'm not sure, especially considering that apps like AroundMe and Yelp provide much the same localized information for free.

On the other hand, there's something to be said for this kind of convenience, especially if you're a serious road-tripper. In any case, do yourself and your fellow drivers a favor: let a passenger operate the app.

While we're on the subject of travel, check out Five must-have apps for your next trip .

 

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