The Where To? 13.2.6 update is here and comes with a bunch of improvements:

  • Support for the navigation apps “Riser” and “MyRoute-app
  • Added shared bike providers rodostobis (Tekirdağ, Turkey) and AlmatyBike (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • Added shared e-moped providers MUV (Bologna, Italy) and etroty (Pristina, Kosovo)
  • Bugfixes and stability improvements

We also improved the “Handoff“ from iPhone to Apple Watch: when you open Where To? on Apple Watch from one of the smaller complications displaying just the Where To? icon, we still open the place last viewed on iPhone, but only if it was viewed in the last minute. Otherwise we just open the start page. This effectively simulates Handoff as you know it – which is usually not available from iPhone to Watch.

Download the Where To? 13.2.6 update – and if you want to support us, leave a nice review 🙂



Where To? 13.2.4

We’ve got some new content in Where To? 13.2.4: We added gluten-free restaurants and five more micromobility providers across the globe: Link/Superpedestrian (🇦🇹, 🇪🇸, 🇮🇹), Rhein Bike (🇩🇪), KobOO (🇫🇷), Kotobike (🇯🇵) and GO2 (🇸🇦).

Plus, we’ve fixed a few more bugs.
Download the Where To? 13.2.4 update.


The latest Where To? 13.2 update adds several improvements. You can now share all your favorite places in one go. The receiver can choose to replace or merge the favorites on import.

For directions, we now support the Scenic motorcycle navigation app. And in terms of shared bikes and scooters we added the following providers:

We added the categories “Key Duplication”, “Engineering Services“ (both under Services) and “Special Education”.

Favorite places and collections are now backed up automatically. So no regret if you’ve accidentally deleted a place. Just restore your places and collections from one of the backups. To be safe, you can choose to merge or replace your existing favorites and collections. We also improved the syncing of favorite places and collections via iCloud, beautified the settings screen and fixed several issues.

Download the Where To? 13.2 update.


Imagine you’re having a date night. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could create a calendar event for the restaurant or café where you want to meet? Well, with Where To? 13.1 you can. By popular request, we added an action for the share sheet: “Create event” allows you to add a calendar event for the current place. The suggested time slot is calculated to be within the opening hours. The calendar entry also includes a Where To? link to let you view all the details about the event location.

If you prefer to use the Reminders app, just use Siri: Say

”Remind me about this”

while you’re viewing a place. And Siri creates a reminder that is linked to the Where To? place.

Download the Where To? 13.1 update.



We rolled out a major Where To? update featuring expanded widget options. Where To? 13 focuses on user customization through interactive widgets and enhanced navigation capabilities, providing a personalized and interactive experience right from the home and lock screens.

Widgets Galore:

  • “Quick Search” is an interactive widget that lets you configure three favorite categories that you can access directly from your home screen. In addition to that, you can access the search field with one tap.
  • “Place Details” is another interactive widget that shows the details of four or eight places, depending on the size of the widget. You can choose to show the nearest favorites, the last viewed places, the nearest places of a selected category or from a collection.
  • Finally, the new lock screen widget lets you launch Where To? with a selected category right from your lock screen.

Directions and Micromobility Scene:

Smooth Sailing
The update also includes bug fixes and performance optimizations to ensure a smoother user experience.

Now, let’s talk about the real party – the Black Week sale! 🎉 We’re hooking you up with mad discounts:

  • Where To? PRO subscription: 0.99 $/€ in the first year – that’s 66% off the usual price! Use code BLACK.
  • Streets one-time purchase: 0.99 $/€ – that’s 66% off as well! Snap from the App Store.

This Black Week fiesta is going down until November 27, 2023 – don’t sleep on it! 🎊

And remember: Both our apps seamlessly complement each other, allowing you to search for places using Where To? and explore their surroundings and interiors in 360° using Streets.


Where To? 12.6.4

In Where To? 12.6.4, we added a number of improvements and bug fixes, including an improved Siri support on Apple Watch. You can now say “Search nearby using Where To?” while holding the crown. (Creating a Shortcut is no longer needed!) Siri will then follow up requesting the category you’re searching for.

We also added support for directions using Mapy.cz and the following micromobility providers:

Thanks to Citybikes for providing some of the shared bike data!
Download the Where To? 12.6.4 update.


Where To? turns 15

Happy Birthday
Where To? is 15 years old! ? What started as just a launcher for the Maps app quickly evolved into a full-fledged location finder app that lets you find, compare, and organize places, as well as navigate to and interact with them. The last 15 years have been an amazing ride, so I’d like to invite you to a time travel visiting Where To?’s major milestones:

Launch

July 10, 2008

Launch

Where To? 1.0 is launched as one of the first 500 apps on the App Store. The first three months of its existence, the app is sold under the tap tap tap brand.

Pulled from the App Store

October 13, 2008


TapTapTap, the former owner of the app, pulls Where To? from the App Store due to internal conflicts and puts the app on the market for a potential acquirer.

Acquisition

December 16, 2008


FutureTap acquires the Where To? app with all its assets for $70,000. The app is available again in the App Store including a German localization.

The App Store crosses the mark of 10,000 apps.

WWDC 2009

June 8, 2009

Where To? is featured in various sessions at WWDC 2009 & iPhone TechTalk World Tour for its nice, tactile user interface design.

Built-in map

August 8, 2009

Built-in map

In iPhone OS 3, Apple added MapKit allowing developers to add maps to their apps. Where To? 2.0 immediately jumped on board.

Supporting third party apps

December 4, 2009

Supporting third party apps

As one of the first apps, Where To? collaborates with third party apps starting with Navigon for turn-by-turn directions. Over the course of the years, support for more than 80 different apps has been added, supporting car, bike, pedestrian and public transport navigation. Today, Navigon is no longer available on the App Store.

At this time, the App Store counts more than 100k apps.

“PatentGate”

August 6, 2010

“PatentGate”

We’re surprised to discover a replication of the Where To? home screen in an Apple patent application and are worried about the implications. The story created a huge media frenzy with dozens of publications reporting. Turns out Apple merely illustrated a potential use case of their invention.

Augmented Reality

January 26, 2011

Augmented Reality

Where To? 3D, a fun and pretty advanced augmented reality feature is introduced. The feature is made available as an in-app purchase with a phenomenal conversion rate.

App Store featuring

August 8, 2011


Apple features Where To? as “App Of The Week” and later that year in “iTunes Rewind”.

Ratings & Reviews

November 12, 2011

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings and reviews are added to place listings in Where To? 4.0.

Favorite Places & iCloud Sync

June 21, 2012


Favorite places, dinner menus, iCloud sync and more is added in Where To? 5.0. A black translucent share sheet is added just months before Apple adds a similarly styled system-wide share-sheet in iOS 6.

Directions

December 19, 2012


In addition to the ever-growing list of third party navigation apps, Where To? 6.0 comes with built-in directions for car, bike, and pedestrian navigation.

Where To? Gets a Little Sister

February 21, 2013


Street View” (later renamed to “Streets“) for iPhone and iPad is launched on the App Store.

Send to Car

February 28, 2014

Where To? is the first app (and up til today the only app) to send destination information to car navigation systems. Starting with Audi in Where To? 6.0, Mercedes Benz is added in 6.7, BMW in 7.0 and Porsche just recently.

At the end of 2013, more than 1 million apps are available on the App Store.

Flat UI

September 4, 2014

Flat UI

Every brick in the app was turned in a radical UI redesign: The leather theme was replaced by a modern, flat, and fluid UI design, suitable for iOS 7 and beyond. One thing has remained though over all the years since 1.0: the iconic category wheel – we will cherish it!

Pebble App

September 18, 2014

Pebble App

Where To? for Pebble is released. The companion app helps with last mile navigation leveraging the Pebble’s hardware compass. Meanwhile, Pebble was acquired by FitBit and the smart watches are no longer on the market.

Apple Watch App

April 2, 2015


Just in time for the launch of Apple Watch, Where To? is available in a miniaturized version for the new gadget.
Apple Watch takes the smart watch market by storm and independent players such as Pebble soon begin to struggle.

iMessage App

September 13, 2016

iOS 10 opens up the Messages app for third parties and launches the iMessage App Store. Where To? adds an iMessage app that reduces friction to insert location cards into conversations.

Location Alarms & Table Reservations

November 8, 2017

Location Alarms & Table Reservations

Table (and hotel) reservation and location alarms are added.

Going freemium

July 28, 2021

Going freemium

After being a paid app for 13 years, Where To? 11 is now free to download with a PRO subscription. The Augmented Reality view is reimagined using ARKit. Dark mode support and “Open Location in Where To?” for the share sheet are added.

Micromobility

May 20, 2022

Micromobility

Shared bikes and scooters conquer the cities. Where To? 12 shows realtime locations of vehicles from 200+ operators making it greener and more convenient to get from A to B in the city.

The Future

July 11, 2023

The Future

Those first 15 years were an amazing journey. And we’ve a ton of great stuff in the pipeline for you. Here’s to the next 15 years!


In Where To? 12.6.1, we added a number of third party public transport directions apps:

We’ve also integrated MOBIX in our bike directions. With MOBIX, users will be rewarded with MOBIX Miles for every bike or scooter trip they take.

In terms of shared bikes and scooters, we continue to expand our coverage and added the following providers with realtime vehicle locations:

Last but not least, the Where To? 12.6.1 update also contains important bug fixes.

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