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by Poynt Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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

What's new in version
  • - Parking section has been added which allows you to search for parking spaces near you.
  • - bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004UT7HTY
  • Release Date: April 1, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,665 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: 5.4MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Poynt Inc.
  • 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
    • 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
31 of 31 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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5 of 5 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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3 of 3 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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10 of 13 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only O.K. November 13, 2013
Verified Purchase
Its O.K. but misses several local locations. I was in Pittsburgh and it didn't list a restaurant a half mile down the road
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great in the beginning February 11, 2013
By Mark
Verified Purchase
We discovered poynt several years ago when we had our Blackberries. It was a great app and we used it often. Since the last several upgrades it has been all but unusable, locking up and crashing or not being able to find itself.

We just gave up on it. Maybe it has been fixed but it has already lost market share on our Androids
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Poynt Works!
This is amazing! I was recently out of town and opened up "Poynt" on my Kindle and it showed me so many things - what the weather was, where all the restaurants and gas... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Marie McGuire
1.0 out of 5 stars not up to date
I looked up restaurants. It showed one that has been closed since 2001. One that is a lock shop...not a restaurant. Uh huh update.
Published 1 month ago by catwoman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good replacement app for the Kindle. Comparable to any other scouting app present on your phone.
Published 1 month ago by Kristy
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
No thsnks
Published 1 month ago by AEscarcega
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice program if you take the time to correctly ask ...
Nice program if you take the time to correctly ask it what you want. Some of the time what you type doesn't come up and can be frustrating.
Published 1 month ago by Russell
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Downloaded, wouldn't open, even after uninstalling it, and re-installing again.
Published 1 month ago by ag2020
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy for finding nearby places & activities
This is a fun and helpful app to see what's around nearby for a number of regular activities. I'm sure that the data will get more accurate and the app will become more polished as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Myrddin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A very handy guide for daily use.
Published 2 months ago by Tom Ball
3.0 out of 5 stars and it worked fine.
I've only used it once, and it worked fine.
Published 2 months ago by john awdziewicz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good so far
To be honest haven't tried it out completely but the gas price info has been accurate. Lookng forward to trying out the rest
Published 2 months ago by DaZook
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