iOS: Roamz is a new mobile app that uses your social networks and your location to help you discover activities, restaurants, attractions and other venues near you, wherever you may be. Whether you're at home and want to try a new restaurant, or travelling far from home without a clue of where to go to unwind, Roamz can give you suggestions based on what everyone nearby is buzzing about.
Roamz isn't the only app that can use your location to tell you what's in the area. What makes it stand out is that it also checks Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out what people in the vicinity are talking about, taking pictures of, and where they're checking in. If you choose, you can connect the app with your accounts on those services so it can personalise those recommendations based on your friends' check-ins, and your likes and interests. If you do, the app can also be used to check all of those accounts in one view. By using social signals instead of just a directory of nearby addresses and businesses, Roamz can help you find something in the area that people actually like.
The app is brand new, so there are some kinks to work out and there may not be many recommendations in every corner of the world. The team behind the app has plans to use notifications to alert you when you're near a new bar or restaurant that your friends really enjoyed or when a new attraction opens in your backyard. The app is free, and available now in the iTunes App store.