25th Feb 2013 – Mumbai, India – Cynapse is thrilled to announce v3.2 of Localscope, an update that endeavors to provide users across the world with the ability to search for local content that is more relevant to them. Since 2010, the quintessential location browser app for the iPhone has helped users explore their surroundings from 16 diverse services, in 21 languages. With the new version, Localscope is further bridging geographical and cultural barriers by introducing regional information services to address the local search needs of users that are sometimes overlooked by global services. The regional services added are: Baidu, 2GIS, Qype, Yellow Pages Australia, Zomato and ParkMe.
Localscope’s broad language support has resulted in a widespread global audience with local needs. With a growing audience in China, the addition of Baidu, their leading search engine, will help Localscope’s Chinese users search for local places or businesses applicable to their region. Localscope’s Russian users can search for localized information using the popular local business directory, 2GIS, that covers over 200 Russian and Ukrainian cities. European and South American users too have a reason to be happy; with Qype as a source, they have access to the largest reviews service to explore new local restaurants, places and businesses.
Yellow Pages Australia by Sensis, which has a large local database of businesses has also been integrated, making it a great source for Australian users to find what they need. Zomato, a popular service in India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Qatar and UK for restaurants reviews, will empower Localscope users in these regions to discover new restaurants or search by a choice of cuisines.
“As we took off our journey with Localscope, we were aware that to make the experience truly local for users world over, we had to localize the app. Translating the app in 21 languages was a start and it helped our users immensely. Baidu, Qype, 2GIS, Yellow Pages Australia and Zomato are some of the best local services in their regions and with the support of these partnerships, our users will be able to take advantage of the wealth of local information provided by them.“, said Viraf Sarkari, COO, Cynapse.”
Localscope v3.2 further joins the dots between geo social search and navigation for users in these regions by introducing 5 new navigation app integrations, including: Yandex Navigator, Skobbler, Baidu Maps App, AMap by AutoNavi and The Transit App.
Another big integration in v3.2 is the addition of ParkMe as a service within Localscope. A unique service, ParkMe helps users find the cheapest daily and monthly parking spaces across 29 countries including the US, Canada, Europe & Australia. When at a new location or planning a visit to one, Localscope users can access ParkMe’s parking database to find a suitable spot around the area.
The new version has improved Wikipedia results, now enriched with photos related to the local articles. Wikipedia results are now localized to 18 languages, so users can find articles around their location in their preferred language.
Baidu and Qype integrations along with the Baidu Maps integration are available for free in Localscope. The remaining new services and integrations are available via Localscope Premium.
A complete list of What’s New in v3.2 is available on the App Store. Localscope is available for free on the App Store.
Download Localscope v3.2: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store
What’s New in v3.2: http://www.cynapse.com/blog/baidu-qype-2gis-yellow-pages-australia-zomato-parkme-now-part-of-localscope
Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-press-kit
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.