MASHABLE: "Like a Local gets five stars for convenience and accuracy about cool spots."
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER: "Like a Local is assembled by hundreds of local writers with a no-nonsense attitude."
HUFFINGTON POST: "Best for figuring out what to do. The Yelp for tourists."
USA TODAY: "Think of the app as a mashup of Lonely Planet and CouchSurfing, where you not only absorb lots of indigenous info, but you can also arrange to meet up with friendly locals."
// Top 10 Travel App in 66 Countries //
Hundreds of cities worldwide / 20,000+ tips / 100% local contributors / 100% offline maps for top cities / NO roaming charges
OFFLINE CITY GUIDES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR:
--- EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST ---
Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Florence, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Kyiv, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Paris, Pärnu, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Tartu, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zagreb
--- NORTH AMERICA ---
Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Lafayette, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Vancouver, Washington DC
--- CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA ---
Buenos Aires, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
--- AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA ---
WHAT TRAVELLERS LOVE ABOUT LIKE A LOCAL:
--- LOCAL KNOWLEDGE ---
Our app works completely offline for selected top cities (see the above list). Just download the content and start exploring your destination. No Internet needed while travelling.
--- OFFLINE MAPS & CONTENT ---
In selected top cities (see the list above), our travel app works completely offline. Just download the content and start exploring your destination. No internet needed while travelling.
--- CONNECT WITH LOCALS ---
Have a question about your destination? Who better to ask than locals! Use the Q&A section to ask for advice and recommendations. Want to contact someone with similar interests? Simply message them through the app.
--- BOOK LOCAL TOURS ---
We collaborate with locals and small tour providers in selected cities. They offer local tours and experiences in their home cities. You can securely book and pay through the app.
--- LOTS OF HANDY STUFF ---
See places you’d like to visit? Save them to your lists. Our app works in real time, displaying places that are open/accessible wherever and whenever you’re browsing.
The maps on the Like A Local app are powered by GetYourMap.
NB! Like A Local requires access to your location to display nearby recommendations and your location on the map.
Another bug bites the dust:
- Fixes the Facebook login problem some users were having
Ratings and Reviews
As an American traveling to Riga with only intermittent wifi connection, this app, which can be used offline, was invaluable. The recommendations for dining options off the tourist's path were well curated. My only criticisms are: 1) the restaurant choices did not include average prices; and 2) you could not restrict by neighborhood through the dining portal. More robust filters on dining and activities would be helpful for the offline consumer.
Website is better.
I actually do like the website and think it’s handy... but as far as the APP rating in itself, is much lower. I’m traveling to Mexico soon and there’s a limited list of cities on the app. I can find everything on the desktop website but not on the app. There’s only 68 cities worldwide on the app and when I explore, I can’t find a way back into the main menu so have to close the app on my phone and re-open to get to main menu. Still have to go to the website to find what I want though. The website in itself would be a much higher rating but...app is not recommended. Please update the app to include all cities in your main database! My home (the capitol of Texas) isn’t even on there, even though I’ve left multiple recommendations on the actual desktop website, trying to help others- thinking it would even show up on the app...but it doesn’t.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Raz. Thanks for your feedback. I guess by the Main Menu you mean the list of the cities. There's a world icon on the top left, that's where you can get back to the list of cities. We might improve it to be more clear for the users.
We also plan to add more cities to the mobile app. Our initial idea was that we don't want to add cities where we don't have too much content yet, but we'll add more cities soon.
Great concept, but needs better curation
I love the idea of local-submitted listings and offline use, but many listings in my own city, Disneyland and Universal Studios for example, don’t meet my criteria for “non-touristy”, so I don’t really trust the listings in other cities either. I downloaded the app because I wanted to feel like I was getting some insider knowledge when I travel, so it’s disappointing to see sites that are literally among the world’s top tourist attractions listed. Needs some kind of stronger criteria.
- Local Guide OU
- 130.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Tallinn city guide $1.99
- Tartu city guide $0.99
- Pärnu city guide $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.