Never get lost in the Mall, Airport, or Theme Park with Point Inside Shopping & Travel, Plus get all the latest deals

I first installed Point Inside Shopping & Travel nearly 2 years ago and would use it once in a while. It seemed good enough to get the job done, but this past weekend, I found myself in the mall needing to find a particular store so I opened it. I couldn’t believe how much this app has improved with recent updates. If you’re not familiar with Point Inside Shopping & Travel, it has a complete directory and interactive maps of over 1150 malls across North America, over 100 airports worldwide and dozens of other attractions including theme parks and museums. Not sure exactly how to get from Sears to Victoria’s Secret or from Gate C4 to baggage claim? Point Inside will give you in-venue navigation.

This isn’t just a neat way to find stores because with one simple click, you will find offers, deals, and coupons for all the stores around you.

Once you open the app, it will immediately show you nearby stores, malls, airports, or theme parks. You can browse any of these places even if you aren’t currently at that particular location. Of course, you can also search for any locations that might be in the database. Once inside a particular location, Point Inside will show your spot on the map. If the mall has multiple floors, you can select which floor to look at as well

You can zoom in and out and easily see what’s around you. You can pop open the store list and/or search for a particular store or even checkout different categories like shoes or clothes. When you find the store you want, you can get more detailed info like hours of operation and you can also see the store on the map so you can see how far and what direction it’s in.

If you need to utilize in-venue navigation, you tap the “walking icon” to the left of the store name.

You can hit the deals icon and it will show all the stores that have a deal(s). You can tap each of those deals to get more information or get a coupon to use at the store.

Need to find the nearest restroom, ATM, or restaurant? The navigation wheel at the bottom of the map screen lets you choose which of those services you would like to see on the map as well as switch between floors.

Point Inside will simply make your visit to the mall, airport, theme park, or museum that much easier. The best part of it all is that it’s free. It’s not an app you will use everyday, but I recommend you download it now so that it’s all ready to go the next time you’re shopping. Just hit one of the download links below.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Chihuahua

    I used this one at the State Fair of Texas last year, & just recently an out of town mall (to determine the best place to park in order to get in/out of the 1 specialty store I needed to visit). Great stuff. Only thing I think they need to do is expand this to cover colleges/universities as well.

  • Josh Marti

    Disclosure – I’m the CEO of Point Inside:

    Thanks Robert for using it again! We’ve been hard at work adding features and content that our users and partners have asked for. Most recently we added Routing from store to store (the little running man button) and a game called Mallopoly that rewarded users for “claiming” stores in the mall.

    We just finished Mallopoly in December with awards of $4000 in AmEx cards won daily. It was a fun experience to add a game. We saw several power users face off daily in a duel for the prize. At one point, I saw a user get to 1:40 odds of winning the $100 prize. Mobile is fun.

    2012 for Point Inside will be a year of bringing this same technology to your local BigBox and grocery shopping experience. We’re hard at work deploying sophisticated systems to support your shopping experience. If you or any readers have any great suggestions for us, please tweet us at @pointinside:twitter.

    Thanks the folks at TalkANDROID for us. Your site content is one of the best RSS feeds out there for the Android community. Take care. Josh