Android app Goby helps you find fun things to do, no matter where you are | Android Apps

Android app Goby helps you find fun things to do, no matter where you are

Jan 26, 2011

If you’re bored, there are a ton of different websites to help find fun things to do locally. But it can sometimes be a lot to sift through. Goby is an app for your Android device that allows you to simplify your searches by listing all of these activities and places in a single spot.

Goby is a location-based search engine that gives users different ideas of fun things to do in their spare time. From the app’s main screen, there are three different clickable tabs designed to better direct you to happenings that relate to your interests based on your location and schedule: “″ app_id=”350906” target=”_blank”>Download our new Android app!

The app includes helpful descriptions and photos, an address with the option to see it on a map and the ability to search for what else is nearby. There’s even an option to call the place of business from within the app, just by clicking the “Call” button. There is an occasional “Ratings” tab that pops up under the Food & Drink and Places to Stay categories, but it’s not standard. This, I think, is where the app is lacking.

This app doesn’t require you to make an account, which I was pretty excited about. (Making accounts over and over again can get a little irritating.) It also makes sharing upcoming events with friends on Facebook and Twitter really easy. I can see myself using this app as a quick and informal way to organizing get-togethers.

This app is also going to become a good friend of mine during road trips. This is exactly the kind of program I’ve been looking for — a quick and easy way to find out more about local under-the-radar happenings.

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Caitlin M. Foyt

Caitlin M. Foyt is another young journalist chasing after her dreams. She wishes it was physically possible to document everything she saw, heard, felt or thought -- kind of like a more neurotic Harriet the Spy.

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