Out and about?
Use MapHook to search for interesting places near you. View other people’s public Hooks or look at what's trending near you from Yahoo, Twitter and Foursquare. You can also see Wikipedia info about things near you or checkout Yelp reviews of nearby restaurants, shops, etc. MapHook displays it all! Simply open your map and watch the pins magically appear. Or do your own search. It's that easy.
Hooks are like digital memories.
When you create a Hook you can include a picture, add a video, write about what you're doing, categorize it and have it tagged to a map. You decide what you want to include and who you want to share it with. Using the app or the website, Hooks are quick and easy to create. Got lots of memories - lots of Hooks? Combine them into a "Story" and share your amazing "Story" with others. They're your adventures, your places -- all coming to life in your MapHook!
Got Friends? Share Hooks!
Whether it's an individual, a group or the rest of the world, you decide who you want to share your stuff with, create a bunch of groups! You can even send a Hook by email to anyone or push your Hooks to Twitter and Facebook. When you see your friend's latest Hook - you can "like it" and leave them a comment! Be social, have fun and create beautiful Hooks!
- Performance optimization and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
A new way to connect with friends
In a world inundated by social networking, one might think that adding another would be redundant. However, MapHook has the unique ability to allow you to create stories out of multiple postings in order to create a more complete picture. With the new integration of groups, it's easier than ever to connect with people that share common interests. You can add a map location as well as pictures. The section on restaurants provides an easy to use form to rate your experience for other users. A fantastic service. I highly recommend it.
Good design, but the point is…?!
I like this app, it works well on iOS4. The design is good and it is in all very easy to use.
The thing is I see little point in using it. I'm not interested in most of the 'hooks' people I don't know are leaving and I don't know anyone else using it, in fact there are no hooks in my county but there are some in this country at least. So that leaves Yelp of which is used relatively little outside America and Wikipedia and I can get local Wikipedia articles with Augmented Reality apps on my iPhone.
I believe the app would be much more useful and relevant outside America if it also captured data from Qype. Qype is like Yelp, but it is very well established in many of the 47 countries in Europe - but not in America, so most apps don't use their data.
I've just viewed details of one hook left, I see no way to follow or add the user as a friend, and no way to go back to seeing all hooks locally… wait a sec… you press "home" then go back to "near me".
If it has Qype data, and if I know people using it, then it would be far more relevant and I hope in the future that a premium version without ads will be released.
Interesting Maps and Geo-Data points. Wow, awesome!
I personally like the "Near Me" feature, it allows you to lookup "hooks" by other users and other opensource data near my location.
Did you check out all the cool New York, TV Show locations. Wow! It gives me a entire new look on New York locations. MapHook should show more cool geo-data, for other Metropolitian cities.
- MapHook Inc
- 9.4 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © MapHook, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.