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Poynt

by Poynt Corporation
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1.8.1
  • Bug Fixes.
  • Fixed issue that would cause sections to be hidden.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004UT7HTY
  • Original Release Date: April 2, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,792 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Find restaurants, businesses, people, and movie times and locations within just a few clicks
  • Make reservations or purchase movie tickets without picking up a phone
  • Add new businesses, restaurants, or people to your address book
  • Read movie reviews, synopses, and watch movie trailers
  • Send reservation, ticket, movie, and new business information to your friends

Product Description
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Where do you want to go today
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Event planning in one app
Put Poynt in Your Pocket

Poynt is an award-winning, all-in-one, free local search application that connects you to businesses, movie theaters, restaurants, people, retailers, events, gas prices, and local weather anytime, anywhere. Think of Poynt as a mobile version of your local phonebook with maps.

Get Your Poynt On

From inspiration to action, Poynt helps transform your mobile device into an entertainment and utility tool. Poynt's unique approach to local search doesn't stop with discovery of local businesses. Poynt goes a step further and allows you to do more with that business or service whether it's placing a call, mapping directions, viewing show times and movie trailers at a local theatre, buying movie tickets, or reserving a table at a local restaurant.

Movies and More

Poynt enables you to add a Top Ten Movie widget to your home screen for quick access to previews, film synopses, and local movie times and locations. You can even watch the movie trailer without leaving the app. Use the voice-activation feature to search restaurants for the perfect dinner and a movie night.

So Easy to Use

Because Poynt provides seamless device integration and offers a unified experience, it's extremely easy to use. GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities mean that you don't have to enter your search location; finding the nearest theatre or restaurant is as easy as one click. If you want to search from a different location, you can simply select any location you choose.

Planning to Meet Up With Friends?

Easy access to reviews, trailers, and show times makes planning your evening quick and easy. Once you have selected your restaurant and movie time, book your reservation and movie tickets through Poynt and send all the details to your friends without exiting the application. With Poynt, you are the social director for the evening.

Beat the High Cost of Gas

Think of Poynt as your personal price-checker. Find gas stations near you, search for the best prices by grade, call the gas station, or email the details to your friends--without ever leaving the app. You can also map the route to the best gas prices with Poynt.

With Poynt in your pocket, you'll have more time in the day to do the things you like.


Technical Details

  • Size: 5.2MB
  • Version: 2.1.8.1
  • Developed By: Poynt Corporation
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Write (but not read) the user's calendar data
    • Access observed cell information of the device
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Enabling/disabling location update notifications from the radio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great with ONE Big Flaw October 5, 2011
I have had this app for about 2 years now-- and it is great. I have used it MANY times with much success. I love the way it works and the options it provides.

HOWEVER-- if I were to leave it at that, I would be doing you a disservice. Poynt's one major flaw is that is that there is no easy way to report a location as incorrect. IE: 2 years ago now a restaurant closed down nearby yet it still is on Poynt. IE: It shows a popular sandwich shop in the middle of a neighborhood where one does not exist and never has. IE: It gave me incorrect directions to a major retail store... the address was WAY off and I drove quite out of my way in a city I was unfamiliar with. This has happened many times to me and it can be REALLY frustrating.

I have to knock off 2 stars for that downfall because it really effects my trust in Poynt's app. If there was a way to report these incorrect places from the app, I would GLADLY do so. I realize that they use online yellow pages to compile their info, but I know users could be extremely useful in verifying locations-- I would happily push a "I reached this destination" button everytime I get directions.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars App great! Appstore, huh? November 22, 2011
Verified Purchase
Amazon appstore wants me to "update" my copy of Poynt with a version older than what's already installed on my phone from the Android Market. Amazon, update YOUR copy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed October 17, 2013
By Bugsy
Verified Purchase
It used to function better then Google. now it is worthless. If you want to search for a specific business it will give you everything in the category even though there is a search function to search this way. Little Caesar's should only produce results for little Caesar's. If I wanted all fast food I would search by cuisine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time March 1, 2013
By Jahmbi
Verified Purchase
Used to be my favorite. They did something to it now it cant find it's own ___. At's to bad
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow December 13, 2011
By Delisle
Best local based app. Simple to use it bring you where you want to go. This app is free and is a must have in your smartphone
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Business Traveler January 28, 2014
Verified Purchase
Five stars from me for up to date locations of everything from restaurants, to hotels, to nearly anything you might want in an unfamiliar city. Works well on Galaxy S4 and Kindle HDX.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get THIS APP June 7, 2011
By Will
It has everything you need in terms of finding movies, food, gas prices etc. Even local shops are listed if you forgot a number to your favorite sandwich place. It's indispensable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars less than mediocre March 5, 2014
By Dawn S
Verified Purchase
Listings do not stay updated and still shows closed business/restaurants. Idea is great and some info is good. I would use if information was updated to real time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great program
I use this program all the time, at home and while traveling during business trips, the newest version is now much better, with more features, this is must have and it is free
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for finding everything
I use Poynt to find everything from places to eat, to businesses, to movies, etc. It is a very reliable app.
Published 15 days ago by BRENDA B
5.0 out of 5 stars great
droid razr maxx on verizon great easy app does what it says would recommend used it before on blackberry with nextel
Published 17 days ago by joseph hevener ii
1.0 out of 5 stars does not work on my kindle fire
Start it up and all I get is an error message. Uninstalled and reinstalled but was "poynt"less... as soon as it works on kindle I will change review and #of stars...
Published 25 days ago by jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice app for seeing what's in the neighborhood
I have use this app for years both at home and away from home. It's an easy way to check movie times, restaurants, businesses, the weather, look up names and addresses of people... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephen M. Charme
3.0 out of 5 stars restaurant updates
The restrauants listed in my area needs to be updated quite a few have been out of business for years
Published 1 month ago by Charles R. James
5.0 out of 5 stars great app
I love it it shows nerby theaters,gas stations and people it great for if you ned to know someones phone number and stuff its free why not get... Read more
Published 1 month ago by eli36
5.0 out of 5 stars poynt everywhere!
This is another one of my top three apps. It is also the app I use the most throughout the day. I just moved to a big city and before I had this app, I would constantly be lost. Read more
Published 2 months ago by stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Night Player
Quick download to my kindle fire hd. At first it didn't work as described. Any a note to company and they responded they were fixing it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by night player
5.0 out of 5 stars nice little app for finding most anything
poynt is quick and easy to use. love it for finding movies, gas, places to eat....yellow pages and white pages save a lot of time.
nice little app
Published 3 months ago by Dwight Savage
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