I travel a lot so often resort to apps with points of interest to determine my surroundings, and What’s in Town is an app with a difference that aims to provide information about not only the standard shopping and eating places, but also historic locations.

The user interface is incredibly straight forward and easy just to pick up and use. It’s this particular point which is one of What’s in Town’s strength – I don’t want to have to sit and try and figure out how an app works; I want to open it, see what’s around me, and go and this app does just that.

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The different types of points of interest are colour coded and you’re able to filter on the type of location depending on your preference.

The points of interest are designation on the map that when clicked display additional information. The historic landmarks, for example, popup a Wikipedia page to give more information on that monument. What’s in Town also allows you to search for a specific landmark and search for locations within a certain radius of your location.

The database seems to be constantly updated with new points of interest appearing regularly.

Current towns in the app include:

Abingdon-on-Thames, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Aylesbury, Bedford, Beverley, Cambridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, Chelmsford, Chester, Chichester, Derby, Dorchester, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Ipswich, Lancaster, Leicester, Lewes, Lincoln, Maidstone, Matlock, Morpeth, Newport, Northallerton, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oakham, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Taunton, Trowbridge, Truro, Wakefield, Winchester, Worcester, York.

What’s in Town is a great start to a great idea and if the developer keeps the information expanding then this is a must-have app for anyone interested in historic landmarks around the UK, as well as the regular shopping and eating locations.

The app is available for free from the Google Play Store, and is supported by in-app purchases.

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