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Localscope - Find places and people around you

By Cynapse

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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, 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

What's New in Version 4.2.2

- Updated the Flickr service with their new API. Flickr integration now works again.


What's New in v4.2

-- Fresh New Layout

Our new polished Dashboard lets you search and switch services faster. More search results at once means you can make better decisions. Photos and videos show who and where they’re from more clearly. New Sygic support also brings us to over 45 search and navigation services built right in!

We even tweaked the search box and usability of the Lens Slider. No pixel was left unturned!

-- Foursquare even more local

Localscope now displays all Foursquare results in the native language set in the user’s iPhone.

-- Multi country support for 28 regional Sygic apps:
- Sygic India
- Sygic BeNeLux
- Sygic Brasil
- Sygic Central Europe
- Sygic D-A-CH
- Sygic France
- Sygic Iberia
- Sygic Italy
- Sygic Mexico
- Sygic South East Asia
- Sygic Slovakia
- Sygic Southern Africa
- Sygic Turkey
- Sygic Ukraine
- Sygic Central and Western Africa
- Sygic Western Europe
- Sygic Europe & Russia
- Sygic Japan
- Sygic Australia & New Zealand
- Sygic Colombia
- Sygic Gulf Region
- Sygic North America
- Sygic Russia
- Sygic UK & Ireland
- Sygic USA
- Sygic World
- Sygic InCar
- Sygic Mobile

Read more about v4.2 on our blog -

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Customer Reviews

How useful?

If you do a lot of traveling to unfamiliar cities, this could help you find interesting attractions. Personally, I'm looking for summer festivals coming up and I can find nothing about that in this app. The Twitter results just show people tweeting about normal things, not about anything relating to the local area. The interface also needs improvement. The map view can be zoomed but cannot be panned or scrolled. The pushpin view shows a lot of unlabeled pushpins. Tap on one, and the view rotates while it zooms, which looks cute but causes you to lose your place.

Simply amazing!

This little app has a simple design, making it a stupid easy to use. I love how you just open it and the app immediately goes to work. This app has become a mainstay on all my iOS devices.

One-stop shop - All map services in one place

A fixture on my home screen and an integral part of my daily routine. Simply put, I practically cannot function without it.

I would have given five stars if it were updated more frequently.

Localscope - Find places and people around you
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2.2
  • Size: 6.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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