Android Apps, or applications, extend the functionality of your phone. There are tons of them and the trick is finding the ones that give the best results… as well as apps that work here in Australia.
The 2 big apps proximity searches for Android are FourSquare and FaceBook Places. These applications have a huge user base and they provide a social context with user reviews to go along with information on what’s in the area. These apps are not only about finding businesses that provide what you’re searching for, but they also offer the ability to connect with people when you get there.
A simpler and perhaps more useful App would be AroundMe by TweakerSoft which allows you to quickly get niche results for main category items like pharmacies, coffee shops, etc.
Most apps are available on both the Android and iPhones platforms with iPhone apps delivered through iTunes.