Apple Retail Store Guide 'Facades' Refreshed With Timelines, Visit Receipts and More

Comprehensive Apple Store guide Facades received a major update today, with developer Michael Steeber introducing version two of the app. If you're unfamiliar with Facades, it has everything you would ever want to know about Apple's retail locations.

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The app has always had a directory of every worldwide ‌Apple Store‌ with details like store features and trends, but Steeber has added a timeline that provides a wealth of additional information. The Timeline button on each store detail page has the earliest photo of the store, grand opening art, and gifts distributed at openings, along with info on renovations, anniversaries, and more.

The option to log visits to stores has an added "receipt" animation to mark the occasion, along with tools for sharing on social media. Custom store lists can also be created, with the stores selected visible on a map. For example, if you're going to a city with multiple stores, you can compile them in a list and view them on the map to plan stops.

Other new additions include search filters for finding stores and store information, Shortcuts for things like searching for nearby stores, and Chinese localization.

Facades can be downloaded on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. [Direct Link]

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kc9hzn Avatar
26 weeks ago
I mean, I see the value in MacTracker, but I’ve never really felt the need to have a MacTracker for Apple Stores instead of Mac models.
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Cameront9 Avatar
26 weeks ago
It's a great free app and I'm glad someone is carrying on the work done by ifoApplestore (RIP).
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arkitect Avatar
26 weeks ago

The option to log visits to stores has an added "receipt" animation to mark the occasion, along with tools for sharing on social media.
Mark the occasion?
Share on social media?

Dear god, what a world we live in…

It's a shop.
I go there (if I do once in a blue moon) to buy things.
Walk in, buy (or not), get out.

It's not a Michelin starred restaurant.
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matthew12 Avatar
26 weeks ago

I mean, I see the value in MacTracker, but I’ve never really felt the need to have a MacTracker for Apple Stores instead of Mac models.
Agreed. Feels like it's left over from the pandemic when it wasn't clear where you could get your orders picked up from or where you could use the Genius Bar.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hushblade Avatar
26 weeks ago
https://applestorefronts.appspot.com/ is a fun little web site that probably doesn’t do as much, but shows pictures.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arkitect Avatar
26 weeks ago

On a biographical note, the comment you quoted here and my mere presence in this forum is quite ironical, having been an Apple hater from 1993 till 2022... yet here I am downloading an app to have a register of all the Apple Stores I'll never visit lol
Such is the way of the world…

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