148Apps Review Summary

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Localscope crosses social networking with global positioning, creating an application that provides useful information about nearby surroundings or specific places.

What's New

- Added new service Dianping in Discover and Search
- YouTube service is back, discover and search videos around you
- Manual setting of distance units to KMs or miles has been reintroduced
- Setting to turn off 3D zooming in Maps
- Now share locations using Whatsapp
- Option to open links in Google Chrome from the in-app browser
- Removed the old Google Maps service as the API has been discontinued

- New integrations with navigation apps for turn by turn directions
- Yandex Maps
- City Mapper
- Maps+
- iWayGPS
- Streets - The Street View App
- Tube Tracker (London)
- TopoMaps

- Integration with all Garmin navigation apps
- Garmin Thailand
- Garmin China
- Garmin Taiwan
- Garmin Indonesia
- Garmin SG/MY
- Garmin StreetPilot USA
- Garmin StreetPilot North America
- Garmin StreetPilot Western Europe
- Garmin StreetPilot UK & Ireland

- Multi country support for all 24 regional Navigon apps
- Navigon North America
- Navigon U.S. East
- Navigon U.S. West
- Navigon U.S. Central
- Navigon Europe
- Navigon Middle East
- Navigon EU 10
- Navigon Nordics
- Navigon BeNeLux
- Navigon British Isles
- Navigon Eastern Europe
- Navigon USA
- Navigon Mexico
- Navigon Australia
- Navigon Southern Africa
- Navigon Brazil
- Navigon France
- Navigon India
- Navigon Russia
- Navigon New Zealand
- Navigon Italy
- Navigon Turkey
- Navigon Iberia
- Navigon Canada

App Description

Location Browser for your iPhone

Localscope is a window to your world that lets you explore your surroundings like never before. Discover and find places, people and information around you using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services and other apps.

• Named the best iPhone Navigation app in the App Store Rewind 2011
• Featured by Apple in Staff Favorites, App of the Week, What's Hot


• Explore geo-tagged information and media around you aggregated from diverse services
• Intuitive dashboard view lets you see everything thats immediately around you from all of Localscope's sources
• Search for anything around you and view results simultaneously from all sources
• Browse your search results in an amazingly intuitive list view with realtime direction pointers and distance meters
• Lay the results out on the map or look through the state of the art augmented reality view to spot the results in the real world
• Flick through results from different services and experience them side-by-side using the intuitive source slider
• Get rich information about places including informative badges for ratings, checkins, likes and more
• Navigate and get directions to your results, call them directly or store them to your address book in a tap
• Add geo-tagged reminders for any location and choose to get push notifications on arrival or departure from the proximity of the location
• Share your findings with your friends using Messages, Email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or Sina Weibo
• Explore detailed information about a result using the in-app browser or open it into a linked native app
• Explore any part of the world by setting it as your virtual location
• See POIs laid out on a map on connected car receiver HUDs or other supported secondary displays. Even works with the AppleTV over Airplay Mirroring
• Works worldwide - Explore your location wherever you are
• Supports 21 languages


Localscope currently aggregates information from the following services: 

• Google
• Facebook
• Foursquare
• Twitter
• iOS Reminders
• YouTube
• Instagram
• Panoramio
• Flickr
• Picasa
• Wikimapia
• Wikipedia
• Factual
• Citysearch
• Yelp
• 2GIS
• Zomato
• Baidu
• Dianping
• Yellow Pages Australia
• ParkMe


Localscope integrates with the following navigation apps for one touch turn-by-turn directions to discovered locations:

• Apple Maps App
• Google Maps
• TomTom
• Navigon
• Garmin
• MotionX GPS Drive
• Magellan RoadMate
• Navfree / Navmii GPS navigation
• MetroView Australia and NewZealand
• Sygic GPS Navigation
• iGo Primo
• Waze
• MotionX GPS & HD
• VZ Navigator
• Telenav
• Geobyte GPS Navigation UK and Ireland
• Denso Navibridge
• Gokivo GPS Navigator
• Yandex Navigator
• Skobbler
• AMap by AutoNavi
• The Transit App
• Baidu Maps App
• Yandex Maps
• City Mapper
• Maps+
• iWayGPS
• Streets - The Street View App
• Tube Tracker (London)
• TopoMaps


• The first location app I've ever used that I think I'll use every day.
- ReadWriteWeb

• Jaw-Dropping Update for iPhone Navigation App of The Year Localscope
- Cult of Mac

• Rated 9/10: One of the nicest experiences for discovering locations that I’ve ever used
- AppStorm

• Editor's Choice - Rated 4.5 Star : Essential
- 148 Apps

• The interface is remarkably easy to use
- Lifehacker

• Localscope is easy to use and sophisticated … I continue to recommend Localscope.

• The Ultimate Find & Drive Combo
- Macstories

• Localscope puts local services at your fingertips
- Macworld

• Get to know whats around you with Localscope
- AppAdvice

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 05, 2014 New version 4.1
February 05, 2014 New version 4.0
February 05, 2014 New version 4.1
December 20, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
December 12, 2013 New version 4.0
December 21, 2010 Initial Release

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