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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

Version 4.5

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

Ratings and Reviews

High Utility Value


Have been using this app for some time and I really appreciate the convenience and usefulness of finding local spots

Best app ever!


What I like about Localscope:
1. Most *useful* app I have on the phone - I have it right there beside call and email on my tray!
2. The best app user experience I have seen or felt on the phone. Every time I touch or slide something it makes a sound and I "feel" that I am directly doing something inside the app.
3. I can search whatever I want, wherever I am, whenever I need to. I can compare results between the different services, and there's usually always something relevant in more than one of the services.
4. I like the amount of detail shown and the fact that I have direct actions to call or even jump to twitter when I see a tweet that I like so that I can follow the person.
5. I love how the compass always shows me which direction I am look at. It's infallible - it always works, and I've somehow become so used to it that I find myself using Localscope instead of my regular navigation app to actually show me the way to the particular restaurant, bar or whatever place I'm going to.
6. The sharing options are nice - I can tell my friends where I am, or discuss where we can meet up.
7. The Augmented Reality view is something else altogether - I love how it marks out what I'm really looking at!

Minimalistic trend has made it somewhat annoying

Sanjay Mehta

I used to use this application daily when it came out. Deleted it a few releases back for various problems - the horrible Apple Maps, poor search speed etc. While the Apple Maps have improved on their own, other things have either gone away or have become worse.

1. There are no settings anymore. I don’t want it to beep at me, there’s no way to turn it off.

2. Compass calibration was an old problem. Their default is to trigger this every time you run the application. Earlier I could turn it off. Guess what, that setting is missing too.

3. GPS wants to be enabled “Always.” Other similar applications have the option for using GPS only when the application is running. Guess what, no setting for that either.

Uninstalled yet again. Disappointing. This was an amazing application when it came out, and I’m not sure why they’ve systematically crippled it by all the minimalism.


Cynapse India Pvt. Ltd.
13.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2016 Cynapse
₹ 249


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