Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page in the online Android Market. The application can directly be downloaded and installed on the registered Android device from your PC, or you can download it from the Android Market on your Android device.
Poynt rolls all of the local discovery tools you need into one application. You can use it to search for restaurants, events, deals, people, businesses, movie tickets, even gas prices.
With all that functionality, fortunately Poynt's interface is simple and straightforward. Just open up the app and tap any of the icons on the home page to begin your search. All of the search tools take your GPS location into account, which means in most cases you'll get the most-relevant results. Also, many of the tools have additional options to help you further refine your search, if necessary.
The thing about Poynt is that it lives and dies by its data partnerships. At the moment, it has access to data from partners like Movietickets.com, Restaurant.com, Yellow Pages, Super Pages, Citysearch, OpenTable, and more. With all these sources of data, I can say that Poynt often returns exactly what I'm looking for. At the same time, however, I do still find myself cross-referencing with Yelp, since I have a bit more confidence in its user reviews, especially when it comes to restaurants. That said, Yelp certainly doesn't have all the search capabilities that Poynt has.
If you're looking for a simple, all-in-one resource for your local search needs, Poynt is definitely one you should consider. It's easy to use and has a comprehensive database thanks to its roster of partners.
Dinner? Movies? Friends? Shopping? Get Poynt and get there.Poynt is an award-winning local search app that lets you find and connect with businesses, movies, restaurants, people and events near you whenever and wherever you need them. Poynt allows you to interact with your search through placing calls to businesses, mapping directions, viewing showtimes and movie trailers or reserving a table at a local restaurant. Poynt for Android enables users to add a Top Ten Movie widget to their home screen for quick access to previews, film synopsis', local movie times and locations. Android users can also use voice-activation to search businesses, restaurants, movies and events in their local area. GPS and WiFi capabilities mean that you do not have to enter your search location; finding the nearest theatre or restaurant is as easy as one click. If you want to search from a different location, you can simply select any location you choose. Poynts ease of use means more time in the day available for you to do the things you choose. *** Poynt has 6 different search verticals:Business find local businesses; click-to-call; get directions; send details to contactsPeople look-up by name or reverse look-up by phone number or address; click-to-call; get directions; send details to contactsMovies search by theater, movie, top 10 or genre; add top 10 widget to your home screen; clickto-call; get directions; add theaters to favorites; sort by name or rating; view trailers; view Rotten Tomatoes rankings; add to calendar; send details to contacts; buy movie ticketsRestaurants Search by name, cuisine type or nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view website; view hours and prices; reserve a tableGas Prices (US Only) view best prices by grade or stations nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view station amenities; send details to contactsEvents search by category, venue, performer, event or nearby; get directions; send details to contacts; add events to calendarOffers (US Only) - search for daily deals & mobile coupons for local businesses and restaurants***Poynt asks for the following permissions in order to deliver an integrated experience:Location Poynt will access your devices location services to search for nearby businesses, people, and venues. - Coarse Location allows for network or cell-site location. - Fine Location allows for GPS coordinatesCalendar You can have Poynt add movie showtimes, dinner reservations and events to one of your calendars.Contacts You can add listing results directly to your contactsAt no time do we collect, access or share your personal information. The only time we access your contacts or calendar entries is when you ask us to for the reasons listed above.Regarding recent camera permission change:The request for permission to use the camera on your device was in place in advance of a new feature for the Android platform. This feature is under development and the code request for the camera permission went unintentionally into the previous build. The feature that required this permission was not part of the app and this permission has been removed. At no time does the app activate a camera, take photographs or access any stored images on your device. Were here if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).***Poynt is free and available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and Germany.Happy Poynting!Recent changes:Offers (available in USA only): new section featuring daily deals & mobile coupons for local businesses and restaurantsContent rating: Low Maturity
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Offers (available in USA only): new section featuring daily deals & mobile coupons for local businesses and restaurants