FastMall - Shopping Malls, Community & Interactive Maps

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Description of App: 

Now you can navigate any mall map WITHOUT the need for GPS or WIFI. Once you download any mall map you can get interactive navigation even without an Internet signal!!!

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH!!!

As seen in New York Times, Fox Business News, Scobleizer, Techcrunch, ABC News, Gizmodo, LA Times, Star Tribune, NBC Los Angeles, Mashable, AdAge, Pioneer Press & 100's more. Now in 22 countries around the world.

Win a gift card at your favorite mall or store by checking in if your selected!

FastMall™ is a truly exciting, helpful interactive experience and community that allows you to find, then be guided turn by turn to restrooms, stores and restaurants at shopping malls around the world all without using GPS or WIFI.

Remember where you parked your car, add a text, photo or video review of anything you would like and share it with the world, check in at the mall or stores you love and of course shake your iPhone to locate and then be taken to the nearest restroom!

Use a baby stroller? Use a wheelchair? FastMall™ allows you to select ELEVATORS ONLY as an option so you can easily get around the mall!

50+ features.

All of the largest shopping malls in the US, UK, Canada, France and more with full interactive map directories to navigate through, turn by turn.

Many new malls just added, check FastMall.com and click malls.

Want your mall added? Let us know and be a part of the fastest growing iPhone shopping community in the world.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.07

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This app has some serious accessibility issues for VoiceOver users. However, despite this, it is possible that some might still be able to get something of use from the app.

Much of the information in the app is provided graphically via floorplans. However, the app does provide searchable details of stores and facilities available in a mall, along with their locations.

The app has the ability to give you directions from your current location in the mall to a desired store, food outlets or restroom.  It gives you three routing options:

  1. Fastest
  2. Escalator only
  3. Elevator only

I was not able to test this feature, as the closest mall available in this app is over 100 miles away. Perhaps somebody could test it in their local mall and report back.

Although button labelling is okay, I encountered some problems with getting VoiceOver to move focus to elements on a newly opened page. It would sometimes require some tapping on the screen for VoiceOver to recognize page elements were present. There were also times when VoiceOver would read elements from the previous page.

In its current state, it is likely to take some effort to get anything of real use from this app. This is a great shame, as the app could be of tremendous value to the blind.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.