10/12/2009 – iPhone App Of The Week : GateGuru
If you bounce from airport to airport, especially airports you are unfamiliar with, you probably appreciate Apps that can help you find what you’re looking for during your limited time in an unfamiliar place. While I have written about various Apps in past that offer up diagrams and great information for various airports I have never encountered an App that has not only an extensive database of airports, but also such complete information regarding establishments within each airport. While I’d love an extensive global list…at the moment I’ll settle for an extensive guide to airports in the United States.
I have had the pleasure of using this week’s iPhone App of the week for a few days prior to it release this past Monday, while still a Beta-App. Once I started using App I couldn’t wait to get this iPhone App of the Week written…this week’s iPhone App of the Week is GateGuru.
For me, what sets GateGuru apart from all other airport guide Apps is that GateGuru covers such a wide range of airports, not just the major airports. I was pleasantly surprised to launch GateGuru and not only find Providence’s TF Green Airport (PVD), but to find such detailed information about the establishments within PVD. I know of no other iPhone airport guide App that lists smaller regional airports.
A fantastic feature that truly sets GateGuru apart is the ability to integrate user information. You find user integrating in everything from restaurant guide apps to pubic restroom guide apps, but not airport apps. Users can rate restaurants, shops, etc, as well as add their reviews. While no two people have the same opinion GateGuru appears to have a bit of a safety net built in to prevent users from posting multiple reviews and spamming an establishment they may dislike…or beefing up the reviews of an establishment they do like. While the App is new, so reviews may be scarce, they are likely to grow, and I have been adding reviews for certain restaurants in airports I am familiar with.
The complete scope of detailed information available from GateGuru is fantastic and it is an absolute must have for any road-warrior traveling in the United States.
Below are 12 screens shots of GateGuru from my iPhone.