10 free Android apps for staying in the know

Owning an Android smartphone means never having to say 'I don't know.'

By Logan Kugler, Computerworld |  Mobile & Wireless, Android apps, slideshow

Geodelic

Where can you get the best Italian, Chinese or Indian food nearby? How can you find a top-notch tailor, plumber or dentist? What hotel is worth staying at when you're traveling for a meeting? Fire up Geodelic and have a look.

Geodelic is a location-sensitive search tool that finds the closest restaurants, hotels, movies, banks, gas stations and more based on your phone's GPS coordinates. You can view your results on a map or in a list, or in a fun "carousel" of points of interest (shown here), then call or get directions to each recommended spot right from its listing.

What sets Geodelic apart from other local search apps is its ability to "learn" based on your previous searches and give you customized updates. For instance, if you search for music-related terms a lot, Geodelic will prioritize record stores in your carousel. It will also give you updates on upcoming concerts and events based on your history. Geodelic's ability to guess what kinds of places will most interest you makes it especially useful when you set foot in a new city or an unfamiliar section of your hometown.

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