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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 NewLocalscope is no more a free + premium subscription app. Since there has been a considerable amount of issues with the premium subscription and its propagation across users' devices, we have decided to revert to the paid app model.
These issues have caused substantial inconvenience to some of our users. Since we have no way of identifying and reaching out to each of these users, every existing user of Localscope will be permanently upgraded to the full premium version of Localscope automatically when they upgrade to v3.4.
If you face any issues with the upgrade, please get in touch with us via the in-app support.
To know more about our decision, check out our blog - cynapse.com/blog
App DescriptionLocation 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
• Works worldwide - Explore your location wherever you are
• Explore geo-tagged information, photos and videos around you aggregated from diverse services
• Lookup your recent and favorite search phrases or browse everything nearby in a tap!!!
• Browse your search results in an amazingly intuitive list or gallery 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 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
• Supports 21 languages
• And many more nifty features!
Localscope currently aggregates information from the following services:
• Google Maps
• Google+ Local
• iOS Reminders
• Yellow Pages Australia
NAVIGATION APP INTEGRATIONS
Localscope integrates with the following navigation apps for one touch turn-by-turn directions to discovered locations:
• Apple Maps App
• Google Maps
• Navigon MobileNavigator
• MotionX GPS Drive
• Magellan RoadMate
• Navfree / Navmii GPS navigation
• MetroView Australia and NewZealand
• Sygic GPS Navigation
• iGo Primo
• MotionX GPS & HD
• VZ Navigator
• Geobyte GPS Navigation UK and Ireland
• Denso Navibridge
• Gokivo GPS Navigator
• Yandex Navigator
• AMap by AutoNavi
• The Transit App
• Baidu Maps App
Localscope integrates and seamlessly opens results into the following apps to provide further interactions like checking in, liking, commenting etc.:
• The first location app I've ever used that I think I'll use every day.
- Jon Mitchell, ReadWriteWeb
• Jaw-Dropping Update for iPhone Navigation App of The Year Localscope
- Eli Milchman, Cult of Mac
• Rated 9/10: One of the nicest experiences for discovering locations that I’ve ever used
- Matthew Guay, AppStorm
• Editor's Choice - Rated 4.5 Star : Essential
- Kyle Flanigan, 148 Apps
• The interface is remarkably easy to use
- Adam Dachis, Lifehacker
• Localscope is easy to use and sophisticated … I continue to recommend Localscope.
- Mel Martin, TUAW
• The Ultimate Find & Drive Combo
- Cody Fink, Macstories
• Localscope puts local services at your fingertips
- David Chartier, Macworld
• Get to know whats around you with Localscope
- Christine Chan, AppAdvice
April 23, 2013 New version 3.4
April 22, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
April 22, 2013 New version 3.3
April 22, 2013 New version 3.4
March 28, 2013 New version 3.3
February 26, 2013 New version 3.2
February 25, 2013 New version 3.1
December 21, 2010 Initial Release