This app throws up information on just about everything in your city - food, nightlife, events, movies, shopping, beauty and fitness. The details for an establishment include the contact number, ability to send messages and even find on the map. Must have app to discover the city a little better.
We had reviewed the Zomato app earlier, but that was just limited to food outlets and restaurants. However, the Burrp app just takes that as a base, and seems to build on that quite well.
The app does have a darkly neat interface. The dark colours don’t make navigation uncomfortable at all. The mixture of black and orange looks good, admittedly. Even on a phone like a Blackberry with a slightly smallish display, the text size is comfortable enough to read.
The first screen when you open the app looks to detect the location, or asks you to manually set it. Once that is done, it takes you to the primary categories page.
We do have a gripe with this app – it hardly ever detects our current location automatically. Yes, the GPS service was switched on. Yes, we were standing directly under the sky and not inside some building. Setting up the location manually is fine, but just that extra step that you need to do. Else, the app won’t move forward.
However, once you do get beyond this first step, the sheer amount of information available, well categorized.
Apart from that issue with automatic location detection, the navigation (information gathering, in this case) tends to be slow. This is particularly true if you are on an EDGE connection.
However, once you get past the initial setup, the amount of information on tap is absolutely brilliant. With well-defined categories, you know exactly where to look for. If it is a restaurant you are looking for (or even attempting to visit for the first time), this app will throw up the complete contact details, user reviews and even locate it on Google Maps. In the similar category, Zomato app does offer detailed menu details as photographs, and Burrp does that slightly better. You can even SMS the establishment if they have a mobile number registered.
In the category Restaurants and Nightlife, there are some listings that you may expect to find in the other. The other categories are pretty clear themselves, and the listing depth is what impressed us quite a bit.
For someone who wants to discover the city a little better, or just want to try out a new place for eating, shopping etc., the Burrp app does go a long way in helping you with that. It is a free app to download. Need more motivation to get it?
Price: Free to download
Available for Blackberry and Symbian; coming soon on Android and iOS; local recommendation search engine; listing details; Google Maps integration