I am an app addict, thus when I was asked to review the new travel app World Around Me, otherwise known as WAM, I jumped at the opportunity. This location based app is unlike any other and is designed to help you explore your surroundings by putting you at the center of it all and bringing Google Maps to life. Now you can navigate your immediate environment both seamlessly and efficiently — a traveler’s dream come true!
This free app is quickly becoming a favorite amongst savvy travelers. The design is super user-friendly and the graphics are bold and inviting. It can be downloaded on either IOS or Android operating systems and is already being accessed by thousands of people across 140 different countries. Visitors no longer need to be anxious about traveling to an unfamiliar place, as locations in cities are found instantly.
The only thing a user has to do is input their own search term or select from one of the fourteen defined categories, hold up their smartphone, and wait as the virtual world around them populates with digitally generated signposts. It is as easy as that! Each signpost updates in real time and is sourced from Google Places. Users are given the direction of their desired location, how far away it is, and reviews from others about it. If the user wants more detailed information, all that is required is that they click on the signpost.