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The first app with a compass aligned to Manhattan's street grid. See it in action on http://www.uptownapp.com/

Exiting the subway at an unfamiliar stop? Instead of accidentally walking a block in the wrong direction to orient yourself, launch the Uptown app even before you're outside and you'll know which way you're headed as soon as you step out onto the street.

Since it doesn't utilize the GPS or have to connect to the network you'll experience no delay in getting your bearings. Launch the app just as you're exiting the subway and the compass will be ready to go.

Not just for NYC — when you're off the grid in Brooklyn (or Queens, California, Berlin or beyond), just tap the arrow button to alternate between Magnetic North and Manhattan's Uptown/Downtown. Whether you live in NYC or if you're just here for travel, both locals and tourists alike will find Uptown to be a useful navigation tool.

Requires at least the 3Gs for its built in magnetometer.

What's New

Version 1.0.1

Updated to work with the iPhone OS 3.0

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

love this app!


Admit it, we've all done it: gotten out of the subway and wasted 5 minutes walking a whole block before realizing you're walking the wrong way. It's frustrating, it's embarrassing, it's a time-waster. The uptown app is a breezy solution to those times you emerge someplace unfamiliar in Manhattan (or even the Bronx or near the east river in Brooklyn). For times when you know how to get to your destination but just need a quick point in the right direction, it's even better than GPS since you don't have to get above-ground and stand around for a minute waiting for your location to load.

cool app!


don't live in NY, but i got this app because the artwork looked cool. definitely worth a buck to have a cool compass. the default compass looks really boring in comparison now

Nice graphics


I got this app because I'll be visiting NY, but started to use it as my regular compass and it's looks super cool. Can't wait to try it in NY.


Andrew Clymer
1.8 MB
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Andy Clymer


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