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Take Me To My Car review

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Let’s face it – a car is a pretty big thing to lose. You can be forgiven for misplacing your keys or losing your reading glasses, but compared to such small items you’d think that losing an automobile would be a rare occurrence. Sadly this isn’t the case, as the existence of the iPhone application Take Me to My Car asserts.

To be honest, it’s easy to see why some people become so hopelessly detached from their vehicles. If you travel to an unfamiliar city and then spend ages attempting to find a decent parking space then it’s hardly surprising that you struggle to relocate your car several hours later.

Thankfully Take Me to My Car does exactly what it says on the tin. As soon as you park up you can tag your position using the application, which automatically pinpoints where you are using the iPhone’s 3G and GPS capabilities.

Once this is done you can happily head off, safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to painstakingly note down street names or try to memorise unfamiliar landmarks; once you wish to return to your mode of transport you simply open up the application (which again ties down your current position) and select ‘Calculate Route’. Take Me to My Car then devises a path back to your waiting vehicle.

It even displays the total distance from your current position to your car, should you need to work out how long it’s going to take you to get back.

It’s a gloriously simplistic piece of programming and is incredibly easy to use, meaning that even the most geographically challenged individuals can safely return to the comfort of their four-wheeled friend.

The only issues we found involved the accuracy of the positioning. As the app warns before you start, there’s sometimes a small margin for error, which is worth bearing in mind. It’s certainly not an insurmountable issue and chances are the application will at least get you within visual distance of your vehicle.

If we were to identify an area for improvement then we’d argue that some kind of integration with the iPhone’s pre-installed Maps application would be nice. That way you could switch to the satellite view and pick out familiar landmarks for additional peace of mind.

However, that would be gilding the lily somewhat. Take Me to My Car already possesses enough functionality to do its job. Although it’s a relatively simple concept (and one that, with a little more effort, can be achieved using the ‘drop pin’ feature of the Maps app) it works so effectively and painlessly that we can see many people thanking their lucky stars that they chose to download it.

 

Take Me To My Car Info

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Platform: Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

Version of app: 1.2

Price: Free

Developer: Eldar Sadikov

Website/Demo: Take Me To My Car website

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