Do you ever find yourself out somewhere and you have no clue where anything is? Or even where the closest gas station might be? Or the closest hospital? Or hotel?
AroundMe by Marco Pifferi will help with that. Upon start up, AroundMe will activate the GPS in your iPhone, locate you on a map, and give you choices of type of service industry that you can find. Want a list of the closest banks? It's in here. Want a list of bars? It's in here too. Restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters? It's all in here too.
Dopplr by Dopplr LTD is a similar application however this app is touted as a "Social Atlas," meaning that all the nearby places are ranked and recommended by the Dopplr community. This app will also let you add, rate and review places yourself, adding them to the Doppler database.
You are required to have a free Dopplr account to properly use this app.
MotionX GPS Drive ($2.99)
How do you get there? Well, that's what MotionX-GPS Drive is all about. MotionX-GPS Drive is a car and pedestrian navigation system – in other words, you punch in where you want to go, and the navigation system will show you how to get there.
For 30 days after you purchase the application, you'll get live voice guidance. This gives you auditory instructions, live maps and real-time routing, 3D maps and more. To continue this service after the 30 day trial period, you must purchase a package through the app itself.
However, MotionX GPS Drive is a stand-alone app and does not have to have the Live Voice Guidance in order to work.