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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 as Editors' Choice, App of the Week, Staff Favorites, 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 using your favorite navigation app

• Call the place directly or store it to your address book in a tap

• Book a ride to the place you just discovered using Uber

• 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

• Instagram

• Panoramio

• Flickr

• Wikimapia

• Wikipedia

• Factual

• Citysearch

• Yelp

• 2GIS

• Zomato

• Baidu

• Dianping

• Yellow Pages Australia


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

What's New in Version 4.5

- Fixed Instagram Service
- Fixed CitySearch Service
- Removed YouTube Service
- Removed ParkMe Service

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

The best location app, period!

Localscope is a truly impressive location and navigation app. Since, on a basic level, all location apps largely do the same thing, I want to focus on the little nuances that set this app apart from other location apps. The user interface is slick, beautiful to look at, and easy to use. There are a number of preset searches, but you also have the ability to remove these or add your own favorites. The little clicks and ticks sound effects fit the app perfectly as you switch search engines and make selections. The little compass beside each found location is very helpful for the visually minded, like myself. Also the ability to share search results with friends (via text, email, social network, etc.) or add contact information straight to your address book are really nice features.

Prior to this version update, the phone's magnetic interference warning would pop up often. I emailed the developer and they responded within minutes explaining they were planning to add a warning message suppression feature to resolve the issue. Surely enough, the update to the app came within the week. Great work!

For those reviews that criticize the app for finding the wrong current location, I say you can hardly blame the developer for poor gps signal. The app itself can only do so much with bad cell phone reception.

The attention to detail that went into this app is stunning. Even the app's icon is pleasant to look at. I highly recommend it. Looks great on my phone's home screen. Way to go Cynapse! 5 Stars!

5/5 stars

Very impressive

Fast, elegant, versatile - this is truly an innovative app. I hope future updates will sync with MapQuest. Also, I'd love to be able to drill down further into locations. Give me a link to a restaurant's webpage, their menu, happy hour. Let me compare gas prices in list view. This app has the potential to blow 'around me' and 'where' out of the water. Its like a racecar on a go-cart track. But currently it's lacking some of the features that make those other apps worth keeping around.
also, allow streetview in map mode. Its too cool to leave out. Additionally, there needs to be a way back to the app once you've gone to maps. It's a hassle to switch back and forth


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