iSlept – Location Alarm Re-review

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Regular readers will no doubt spot the similarities between this and another app we have reviewed here on the site, and that is because this is a re-review of iSlept, which we covered back in March. You can find the original review here: iSlept Review. It is clear from the review and large 90% score, that we really liked the app, but we did mention some improvements that could be made. The developer has listened, and implemented some changes, so let’s take a look.

The app still does what it is supposed to do just as well as it ever did, with the location-based alarms still working well. When you get to a certain distance away from your destination, the app will alert you very reliably, and you can adjust many options in this regard.

The main problem I had with the app was the presentation, and I am happy to report that there has been some housekeeping here, with small improvements to usability and a tinkering with the menus helping with this regard. The icon for the app has been massively improved.isleptnew

The app has had a big feature added: POI (points of interest) routing. This means that, not only can you ask the app to alert you when you go near a certain kind of POI, such as a restaurant, but a quick tap will set a handy route for you to follow. This is great, as it means that you don’t have to pop out to another maps app to help you find your way. An intelligent and well implemented feature, this really does push the app up in my estimation.

Here is a list from the developer of the recent improvements:

* POIs Routing
* PsG
* In-App Tutorial
* Additional Comfort
* Overall many improvements

The tutorial will be a great help for those finding the app a little baffling, and the developer has done this part well. The app was already very good, so any new features are most welcome, and while it doesn’t feel like a whole new app, the improvements have all been well thought out. Think evolution rather than revolution, which is never a bad thing.

Overall, I am impressed with what is on offer here. There is also a free version to try out to see if you like iSlept before buying the premium version. The improvements are worth another look, and see the score rise by a couple of points, so this still comes highly recommended.


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Simon Burns is the editor and founder of VoxelArcade and The Smartphone App Review. He has been a fan of technology for over twenty five years and loves playing with gadgets and spending time with his family. You can get in touch with him via the ‘contact us’ section of the site or on Twitter by following @smartappreview

1 Comment

  1. I’m not sure if I’ve got the right version (for iPhone), but so far, I don’t think it does what it should. The free version wouldn’t let me go very far, so I bought the $3.99 version and it allowed me to put in my destination over 15 miles away.
    It only asks how many minutes away for the alarm (not miles).
    The GPS blue dot works (although the map could be better, it’s not Google Maps that I can see). It shows distance left until destination, which makes sense since the GPS current location seems to be working. But, it doesn’t show speed or time left.
    I also don’t know what the +Finder is for.
    Anyhow, so far, not ideal and a waste of a few bucks.
    On the good side, I had thought of wouldn’t it be nice to have an alarm for GPS and how close you were to a destination and decided to look out there for a current one, so other people are thinking about it, too.

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