Trucks Stops Pro: Written iPhone App Review
Are you constantly on the road and want to have something handy that will tell you rest stops and nearby restaurants instantly based on your current location? Are you a truck driver and like knowing that there is overnight parking nearby just in case you are in a bind? Then Trucks Stops Pro from developer AppAvenger is just the perfect app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.1 or later.
The Trucks Stops Pro app offers instant access in locating nearby truck stops, rest areas, weighing stations, and overnight parking locations. All the user has to do is simply load the app and allow locations services to pinpoint their current location. They will the be presented with a road map detailing what rest stops, weigh stations, overnight parking lots, and etc. are available in their area. Created with the driver’s ease and convenience in mind, additional details about specific locations can be brought up with a simple tap, the menu bar can is auto hidden to prevent vision obstruction of the map, and one tap phone calling ability is enhanced. Everything on the displayed map is visually non-inhibiting. Locations are identified by company logos, and text is scarce. The user can also retrieve driving directions to the desired destination with a single tap. Also, if the driver has a sudden change in their schedule they can look up nearby Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club locations and with a tap of the button they can contact that location and confirm that overnight parking is acceptable.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall appearance of Trucks Stops Pro is basic and simple. The user is prompted with a map based on their current location and showcased with location pinpoints by the company icon. App navigation is very easy, since all the user has to do is tap on a specific rest stop, restaurant, or parking location and view additional information about that specific location.
For Trucks Stops Pro being offered for $3.99, it somewhat put a damper on the app as a whole. The price to pay is a bit on the high end considering it is not an app for the general audience and does not suit all age groups or backgrounds. Primarily geared toward truck drivers and constant road travelers, the app value might only be considered worthwhile to that particular circle. True, it could be used for regular travelers, but with GPS and other road map apps available in the market, it would be unlikely for them to pay that much for such a type of app, especially since it only shows specific location hotspots, such as truck stops and overnight parking availabilities.
Trucks Stops Pro iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 4/5]