Today a new version of Localscope is available to download from the App Store. The update adds support for the new Sygic GPS v12.x and removes Bing as a source.
Support for Sygic GPS v12.x
Recently, Sygic GPS released a new version of their app v12.x for a few select regions. Along with this new version, they also updated their API and have broken support for the previous API. As a result Localscope was unable to connect with Sygic for navigation. With this version, Localscope has been updated to support the new version of the Sygic app. We will continue to support both versions of their API until the new Sygic v12 is available globally. Fans who have missed using the Localscope – Sygic integration can again start searching for locations within Localscope and navigating to it with Sygic.
Bing has decided to discontinue their Phonebook SourceType API from 1st August 2012. Localscope uses this API to help you find and discover places around your location. Due to their decision, we have been forced to remove Bing from our gamut of services. From this version onwards, Bing will no longer be available as a source in Localscope. We are sad to so see it go. Bing has been a valuable source of geo information for users in many regions.
As a location browser, we are always on the lookout for great location services to add as sources. If you know of a source with reliable geo information and an API, let us know.
The new and updated version of Localscope is now globally available on the Apple AppStore. Visit the AppStore to get your copy now!