The application searches a growing online 'crowd sourced' database of pinball machines (currently over 4000 worldwide).
By using your iPhones/iPads current location the application is able to help you find your nearest machine or pinball event and enables you to upload a new ones that you have found or know of.
The data is 'crowd sourced' and relies on your contributions.
You can browse through the search results, select a machine/event and pinpoint its location via the link into the iPhone maps application. The smiley faces give you a clue to the pinball machines condition.
You can also set up an alternative location via the 'Near Other Location' disclosure button and use then 'Near Other Location' main menu option to see the nearby machines. This allows you to find out the machines available at locations you plan to travel to.
Updated for iOS8
Add a 'Today' Widget/Extension
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Good idea, flawed execution
I like the idea of a pin finder app, but unfortunately this one needs a little work. The menu options can be somewhat confusing, but the bigger problem for me at least, was that even though I pick a different search radius, it ALWAYS returns machines 0-50 miles away. I can neither narrow it down, not expand it to the 100 or 500 mile options listed. Fix that and my rating will go up.
This is a nice app for finding machines in a day and age where they are few and far between. The problem I found is that when I get to where a machine is supposed to be, I either find a different machine or no machine at all. Would be nice if it were easier to update the conditions.
Great App but Dependent on Updates by Users
Very useful when traveling. Have used both in the US and overseas. Main issue though is it is obviously dependent on folks updating when machines and conditions change.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.