1. Infiniti7's Avatar
    So I always use the around me app and it is very accurate and reliable but I went on vacation out of the state and I used the app to find some local stores like Cvs and walgreens and it was saying everything was 30 plus miles away and I passed a Walgreens and Cvs in the area and it was not showing up on around me. Why is that? Why does it say sometimes everything is farther away than it is?
    01-27-2012 08:51 PM
  2. Rockdog97's Avatar
    maybe some of those stores are so new that they are not "in the system" yet.. whatever the system is. not sure how businesses get geo-referenced to show up on certain programs or apps, like Poynt or other apps.

    Did your Maps show you in the right place?
    01-27-2012 09:12 PM
  3. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Yes but just local stores I passed were not showing up in the app. Never happened before
    01-27-2012 09:29 PM
  4. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Around me has always worked for me and does. It's just I'm up in the mountains in new Hampshire and its saying most local stores are 20-30 plus miles away and I've passed a Walgreens that I was looking for and it was not showing up. But restaurants do. I'm just confused. Any thoughts?
    01-28-2012 11:49 AM
  5. spinecho's Avatar
    I am on vacation in Baltimore and I am having the same problem. Around me is sending me in the opposite direction of where the store I was looking for.
    01-28-2012 05:18 PM
  6. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Download Poynt and see if those same stores show up. Could just be the app you are using
    01-28-2012 07:48 PM
  7. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Even my gps' in this area doesn't work. War won't work really. My car gps. It's so weird. What could it be?
    01-28-2012 08:20 PM
  8. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Sorry not "war" ha I meant waze tw free gps on the phone
    01-28-2012 08:29 PM
  9. Infiniti7's Avatar
    Anybody know about this maybe?
    01-29-2012 10:00 AM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    You mention being in the mountains... if you're in a valley when seeing the issue - it could be GPS receiver related - in that in mountains, and valleys - GPS signals are reflected, reducing accuracy... and also contributing may be a cell site providing inaccurate "Assisted GPS" data - and the phone can't resolve where it is due to that bad data, and unable to get a decent GPS satellite fix. Either one, if not both of those factors can contribute to the issues you're seeing.
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    01-29-2012 10:08 AM
  11. Infiniti7's Avatar
    It's not the service. It's just lack on information. Its not pointing me in the right direction. But google maps on my phone does
    01-29-2012 10:12 AM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Apps can vary - some will only rely on 'assisted gps' data and never poll the device GPS - if you're getting bad 'A-GPS' data, the phone doesn't know where it is, and the app can't show you.
    01-29-2012 10:16 AM
  13. Infiniti7's Avatar
    It's just so confusing up here because it recognizes some restaurants/locations but the ones that you think it would for sure Walgreens cvs Walmart gas stations ect it says the closest ones are 40 plus miles away and I just passed a Walgreens!!! Haha anybody have an ideas?
    01-29-2012 11:14 PM
  14. Rockdog97's Avatar

    Have you tried Poynt? It's a free app... try it and report back...
    01-30-2012 03:11 PM