Review: Leisure Guide on iPhone

Nuthon IT Solutions Ltd. the maker of Toilet Rush created a new iPhone app, Leisure Guide, to assist iPhone users living in Hong Kong with their daily lives. Simply put, Leisure Guide is a Hong Kong only, Traditional Chinese, version of Yowza, plus more.

Leisure Guide Store ListYou can use this application to locate the closest gas station, ATMs, stores, bars, HK Jockey Club betting stations, bank branches, parking lots, beauty parlors, cafes and convenient stores. You can use the application to find special offers near your location, from a distance of 500m, 1km or 1.5km radius.

Leisure Guide DetailsWhen you find a store you like you can save it in your Favorites list or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

In the detailed view you can click a button to view the location of the chosen item on a map along with an icon showing your current location, so you have an idea how far away and exactly where the item is. Also on the detailed view is the address and the last update date of the information for the chosen item. If you still cannot find the store you can click on the phone number on the screen to call the store for directions.

Due to the density of Hong Kong environments affecting accuracies of the GPS location with the iPhone, Leisure Guide allows you to pin point your location on a map manually.

Earlier I mentioned that this application allows users to share found items with friends on Facebook and Twitter. With Facebook the application utilize Facebook Connect to associate and grant permission to the application to update the user’s Facebook account. Unfortunately, for Twitter it is not using Twitter OAuth to authenticate the application to post tweets on behalf of the user. Because of the latter I do not recommend users of this application use the Twitter function.

Overall the application is well made and the UX very polished. Definitely another one of the quality iPhone applications from Hong Kong developers.

Leisure Guide is available on iTunes Store right now for FREE.

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