Mumbai, India – Cynapse is excited to announce version 3 of the iPhone location browser app, Localscope, an update that empowers users to better remember things to do at or around locations. Localscope now integrates with the iPhone’s reminders system and lets users set location based reminders at any discovered location. Users can choose to be alerted by push notifications on arrival at, or departure from the location and even categorize the reminders into lists from within Localscope. Beyond adding reminders, Localscope aggregates all location based reminders from the reminders app and presents them as search and discovery sources in Localscope. This lets users visualize reminders as location points using the 3 unique views of Localscope and take further actions on the reminders like getting directions to the points using any of the integrated navigation apps.
“Our goal with Localscope is to provide the ultimate tool to discover and visualize various forms of information about the users’ vicinity and apply this information in increasingly useful ways to their daily lives. With the new Version 3, Localscope takes a big step towards this goal.” said Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO, Cynapse. “The bi-directional integration with the the iPhone reminders system opens up a large number of unprecedented uses and possibilities for both apps. For eg. Localscope could be used to quickly create a list of new restaurants a user would like to visit someday, and get alerted if any of them happen to be in the users proximity any time in the future. Localscope could be used to create a trip itinerary by searching for diverse points of interest across social networks and search engines and adding reminders to them. Besides being available in the Reminders app, this itinerary can be viewed in a nearest to farthest distance sorted list or plotted on a map in Localscope, for easy destination selection or navigation routing during the travel.”
Localscope v3 has been completely re-engineered around the new iOS6 to take advantage of its new features like native sharing integration and native Facebook authentication, and flaunts an updated user interface to better match the new iOS 6 design. With v3, Localscope now integrates with the new Apple Maps app by letting users open points of interest found in Localscope into the Maps app for turn by turn directions or visual exploration using the awesome new 3D flyover view. Besides Apple Maps, Localscope v3 also integrates with the mobile web version of Google maps and along with integrations with most major navigation apps, now provides the broadest set of alternatives for mapping and directions to the user.
Furthermore, Localscope v3 brings a new search and discovery source by Factual, one of the largest location infobases in the world, and a cool new view for iPhone compatible car receiver HUDs produced by JVC, Pioneer, Sony and most major car audio manufacturers. This new view is available in all supported secondary displays, and even works with the AppleTV over Airplay mirroring.
Localscope has also been updated to work beautifully on the new larger screen of the iPhone 5. A complete list of What’s New in v3 is available on the App Store.
Pricing and Availability:
Localscope 2.5.1 is available for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Cynapse invents software products that benefit fundamental aspects of everyday life. Its mission is to evolve the way people create, consume and communicate various forms of information. Cynapse is the creator of open source Enterprise 2.0 software Cyn.in, provider of the realtime collaboration software Sync.in and inventor of Localscope for the iOS and the WebOS platforms. Over 10,000 businesses and institutions and millions of users across the world benefit using Cynapse technology. Copyright (C) 2012 Cynapse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.