It's the same sad story: You're cruising along the Interstate, hungry for lunch, so you pull off at the first exit that has food--and end up at Burger King. (The horror. The horror.) Then you get back on the freeway, only to discover there's a Panera Bread at the very next exit. And a Chik-Fil-A! Oh, wretched fate.
Allstays.com's new iExit for iPhone shows you all the points of interest for upcoming exits: food, gas, lodging, auto repair, grocery stores, and so on.
Granted, any GPS (or GPS app) worth its salt will provide similar POI data. But iExit makes it freeway-friendly, so you can easily see what's at the nearest exit, the one after that, the one after that, and so on.
The app affords one-tap calling for most locations and lets you create a list of favorites to track--great for determining, say, how long until you hit the next Starbucks.
Watch the embedded video to see the app in action, then answer me this: Think you'd use iExit? More to the point, would you pay the $2.99 introductory price for it (or the $4.99 future price)?
On the other hand, there's something to be said for this kind of convenience, especially if you're a serious road-tripper. In any case, do yourself and your fellow drivers a favor: let a passenger operate the app.
While we're on the subject of travel, check out Five must-have apps for your next trip.