Poynt’s mobile search app for movies, restaurants, gas stations, person, and business is now on Android. It joins BlackBerry and iPhone apps, and includes some of the same features, like perpetual location awareness, weather updates, and integration with native maps, address books, and phone.
Each of the search options include a lot of tailored functions; for example, after searching for a restaurant, you can book a reservation through the app. Movie searches let you launch into trailers, or buy tickets. The Android version includes voice-activated search, and there’s a home screen widget for favourite movies, but I’m not sure if it includes the same augmented reality and accelerometer-based phone calling as the iPhone app.
Poynt remains one of my favourite apps these days – the killer feature on BlackBerry is reverse phone lookup right from the call log. They haven’t released any new search channels in awhile, but I would be hard-pressed to think of what else they could include. Hotels, complete with in-app booking, maybe? Check-in support for Foursquare and Gowalla would be cool, and maybe some review information pulled from Yelp, or sharing search results through Twitter and Facebook… There are still lots of options.
Download links for all three versions of Poynt are below.
Download Poynt for Android (Free) [Market Link]
– Download Poynt for iPhone (Free) [iTunes Link]
– Download Poynt for BlackBerry (Free) [App World Link]