Find amenities fast using this app, which searches multiple databases to give you more useful results.
by on July 27, 2011
There’s no single perfect way to find things around you on your iPhone. The Maps app does a decent job, but it uses Google search results only. Equally, Bing has a good local amenity finder, but you have to use this separately.
Localscope improves matters by combining these two with the (in our area) much less comprehensive Foursquare, Twitter and Wikimapia, giving you a greater chance of finding what you want near a location you specify. It’ll display as a list with precise distances, or as a tappable map. The app provides a selection of common searches (banks, cafÃ©s and so on) but also lets you enter your own. Better still, it remembers recently searched terms, and you can add favourites.
A nice touch is the live compass arrow it shows alongside each list entry, so if you’re standing in the middle of a busy shopping street looking for a café, you’ll know instantly which way to head. It also includes an augmented reality mode, where you hold up your phone and the app marks the locations in your search results.
Download this app: Localscope for iPhone
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