Where tells you what's around

iPhone and iPod Touch users can leverage Where's library of location-enabled widgets to easily discover nearby places.

Where's interface for iPhone and iPod Touch. Dong Ngo/CNET Networks

If you don't know, Where is a location-based application full of widgets that deliver essential information about what's close by you such as restaurants, gas stations, or even your friends. Basically, whatever you're after, the day-to-day stuff that is, Where is designed to deliver. The application gathers information from other social Web sites including Eventful, Yelp, GasBuddy, Zipcar,ShopLocal, Starbucks, and Buddy Beacon, and makes it available to your mobile device.

And Where is not picky when it comes to mobile devices. It's available on virtually any major mobile platform and carrier: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Helio, metroPCS, Sprint, you name it. And today uLocate Communications, the creator of Where, announced the Where application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch at Apple's new App Store for free.

iPhone and iPod Touch users now can leverage Where's library of location-enabled widgets to easily discover nearby places and things of interest. They will also be able to share their location and status with friends via Buddy Beacon. Each of Where's widgets delivers content based on the user's current location and provides the ability to show this content on a map, get directions, and easily share the location with friends.

All you have to do now is get an iPhone, but chances are you already know that, possibly even more than anything else .

About the author

CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.


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