Maps, Apps, and Food

Yahoo has released a new iPhone app that allows users to draw a circle on a map around the area he or she wants to search.
March 24, 2010, 12pm PDT | Akshali Gandhi
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What if you could find your cake and eat it on the way?

Web giant Yahoo! is launching a new 'location based dining guide' in the form of an iPhone application, spewing out eating options in the nearby vicinity. The user can type in what type of restaurant he or she is looking for, draws a circle on Google Maps indicating his or her location, and in come the restaurant results.

Though promising, reviewer Matthew Shaer still finds the service a little underbaked.

"If Yahoo can bolster the search results – and add more photos and reviews of restaurants across the US – the Sketch-a-Search app would be top notch. As is, it's something of a work-in-progress," he says.

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Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in The Christian Science Monitor
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