Fast Mall is an app that help you know exactly where everything is located at any shopping mall right on your iPhone. It has a Virtual Map feature that shows you a detailed map of the mall and then overlays it with important information such as where the restrooms are, where the theater is, and it also allows you to select a store or location in the mall and get turn by turn directions to it no matter where you are in the mall. All this can be done without the need of GPS. It can also recalculate your route to include elevators, if you are shopping with a stroller.
Finding a mall is simple, just click on the “Malls” button. This will show malls that are closest to your current location, but you can also search for any mall by using the search bar.
There are other features in FastMall which you can use without purchasing anything:
- A basic store directory can be accessed for your local mall.
- You can read or add a review of any store or restaurant.
- In the My Lists section you can list things that you need to buy.
- The Mall Genius is community driven and allows users to contribute information to the app.
- A useful feature is the Where Did I Park? section. Here you can tap a record button that will mark your car’s GPS location on a map and help you find it later on.
- The Deals section let’s you know about the deals currently available at stores in your mall.
- In the Favorites, you can save a list of your favorite malls.
- You can also submit changes that need to be made to any of the store’s information at a mall.
- If a store, restaurant or if even an entire mall is missing from FastMall, then you can add it.
- Status can be shared on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know what your up to at the mall.
FastMall provides a good, basic information about your local mall but for it to to be really useful you’ll need to unlock a virtual map. One may not get lost in a local mall or need a virtual map to navigate but it still can be useful if you are travelling and visiting a new mall.
The Fast Mall app itself is free but you will need to pay to download a virtual map.