Phlo 3 for iOS, Mac lets everyone type once, search everywhere for free

18th February 2014 – Mumbai, India Phlo 3 for iPhone, iPad, and Mac is a liberating update to Cynapse’s essential one search box that searches everywhere. With a single tap you can search Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, Amazon, and 30 other built-in services, including any additional services you add yourself. For the new Phlo 3, Cynapse reduced the price to free to help everyone find what they need faster.

With Phlo 3′s new price of free, the yearly price for Phlo Sync is now just $1.99. Phlo Sync is the extremely useful way to bring along all your search history across every service, synced between iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and available everywhere you go.

Also New in Phlo 3 for iPhone and iPad is a Quick Filter that helps you find the right search service even faster. There’s a new refresh button in the browser, and a redesigned foundation improves performance across the board. Finally, Phlo 3 for Mac is now optimized for OS X Mavericks. Phlo Assistant, the easiest way to add new search services to Phlo from Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, remains a free download.

Pricing and Availability

Phlo 3 is available now for iPhone, iPad, and Mac as a free update for existing users and free to new users. Phlo Sync is an in-app purchase of just $1.99 per year. If you’re a writer and need an App Store review code or have any questions, please email us at pr@cynapse.com.

Download Phlo 3 for iPhone and iPad: cynapse.com/phlo/phlo-for-ios

Download Phlo 3 for Mac: cynapse.com/phlo/phlo-for-mac

Download Phlo Assistant for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox: cynapse.com/phlo/phlo-assistant

What’s new in Phlo 3 and more details about Phlo Sync: cynapse.com/2014/02/phlo-iphone-ipad-mac-now-free

Phlo Press Kit: cynapse.com/get/phlo-press-kit

Localscope The Location App Adds YouTube, Dianping & 40 Navigation Apps

YouTube-Dianping5th February 2014 – Mumbai, India - Cynapse today released a great update to Localscope, its location search and discovery app that offers a window into the world around you. Localscope 4.1 for iPhone gained YouTube and Dianping as new sources, support for 40 new navigation apps, and more tools to help you find just what you need.

Localscope 4.1 is a major update to Cynapse’s location search and discovery app for iPhone. After a major 4.0 redesign for iOS 7 in December, this update brings YouTube and Dianping—the “Yelp of China”—as new location sources. With the addition of 40 new navigation apps for turn-by-turn directions, Localscope can now search nearly 20 location services and get directions from 63 turn-by-turn apps including Foursquare, Yelp, Google, Flickr, Wikipedia, Citysearch, Garmin and Navigon apps, and much more.

The entire Localscope experience was improved for version 4.1. Users can now share locations via the popular WhatsApp messenger, open links in Google Chrome, and control a number of other features requested by the Localscope community.

Pricing and availability

Localscope 4.1 is available now, exclusively in the App Store, as a free update for all existing users. New users can pick up Localscope for just $2.99. If you’re a writer and need an App Store review code or have any questions, please email us at pr@cynapse.com.

Download Localscope 4.1: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store

What’s New in 4.1: /2014/02/localscope-4-1-location-app-with-youtube-dianping-and-over-40-new-navigation-apps

Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-press-kit

Announcing Localscope 4 – Experience location browsing like never before

12th December 2013 – Mumbai, India - Localscope 4 is now available worldwide, and its designed exclusively for iOS7. Since 2010, the quintessential location browser app for the iPhone has helped users explore their surroundings from 20 diverse services, in 21 languages. Version 4 is its biggest update yet and promises to extend the unmatched location discovery experience with an intuitive new dashboard that presents relevant local information together from various sources into one unified view.

Search is now integrated into the dashboard, lets you look for anything around you and shows results from all of the services together. A new intelligent parallel query engine built into the app makes this possible, also enabling a smooth and fast browsing experience. The dashboard provides an unprecedented experience of getting to know more about your immediate vicinity quickly and effortlessly.

The Localscope 4 user interface has been completely redesigned to prioritize content and context. Much of the redesign is instigated and inspired by the awesome iOS7. Our Design focus has been to enhance interactions with the content, subtly highlight context and make the interface nearly disappear. Interactive animations and gestures have been thoughtfully added across the application. New 3D maps provide a useful and beautiful mapping experience.

Localscope 4 aims be the ultimate tool to discover and visualize local information. If you need to find something around a place, Localscope is the best app to go to.

A complete list of What’s New in v4 is available on the App Store.

Pricing and availability

Localscope 4 is a free upgrade for all users of the app. Localscope is available for US $2.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.

Download Localscope v4.0: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store

Whats New in v4: /2013/12/localscope-4/

Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-press-kit

Phlo for iOS – Your Universal Search Box, Ready For iOS 7

18th September, 2013 – Mumbai, India – Phlo 2.0 for iOS is now available worldwide, and it’s made for iOS 7. Phlo lets you type once and search everywhere, using all your favorite search providers. It saves you time typing, and it brings all your results into one place. It’s the ideal way to search on a mobile device.

new-icon-256-with-ShadowPhlo 2.0 has an all-new interface and icon built for iOS 7. All the graphics have been smoothed and simplified to fit Apple’s new look. And that’s just on the surface. It’s also packed with new features that take advantage of the new operating system. Phlo 2.0 lets you instantly share links with people around you using AirDrop. It adds fast and easy navigation between search sites using edge swipe gestures. And it uses Dynamic Type to automatically resize text to fit your device settings.

Phlo comes loaded with over 30 major search engines, social networks, and other news and info sites, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Wikipedia, Reddit, and more. It’s easy to add more sites right from the app. Phlo for iOS syncs with the Mac version using our free Phlo Sync service. Your search history and saved sites will always be available on all your devices.

Phlo builds on a core idea we’ve been developing at Cynapse since we launched Localscope, our mobile location browser: it often makes sense to separate interfaces from services. When you need to find an answer, you shouldn’t be slowed down by the question of where to look for it. With Phlo, you always know where to start your search.

Pricing and availability

Phlo for iOS is available for US $2.99 on the App Store. If you’re interested in reviewing Phlo, get in touch with us, and we’ll gladly provide a promo code.

Download Phlo for iOS: http://www.cynapse.com/get/phlo-ios-app-store

Key features: http://www.cynapse.com/phlo

Press kit: Download Press Kit

About Cynapse

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 and Phlo for the iOS and Mac platforms. Over 10,000 businesses and institutions and millions of users across the world benefit using Cynapse technology.

Phlo for iOS and Mac – Your One Search Box That Searches Everywhere

20th August, 2013 – Mumbai, India – Phlo for iOS is now available worldwide. Phlo lets you type once and search everywhere, using all your favorite search providers. It saves you time typing, and it brings all your results into one place. It’s the ideal way to search on a mobile device.

Phlo for Mac version 2.0 is also available today, letting you call up the same lightning-fast search box on the desktop with a global keyboard shortcut. Phlo for Mac syncs with the iOS version using our free Phlo Sync service. Your search history and saved sites will always be available on all your devices. Phlo for Mac can now suggest searches from your history, as well as from Google and Bing’s auto-suggestions, making search on your Mac even faster and easier.

Phlo comes loaded with over 30 major search engines, social networks, and other news and info sites, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Wikipedia, Reddit, and more. You can add any search site you like in the iOS app. You can also use the Phlo Assistant browser extension to add search sites with one click as you browse on your desktop. All your sites, along with your history, will sync to all your devices.

Phlo builds on a core idea we’ve been developing at Cynapse since we launched Localscope, our mobile location browser: it often makes sense to separate interfaces from services. When you need to find an answer, you shouldn’t be slowed down by the question of where to look for it. With Phlo, you always know where to start your search.

Pricing and availability
Phlo for iOS is available for US $2.99 on the App Store. Phlo for Mac is available for US $3.99 on the Mac App Store. If you’re interested in reviewing Phlo, get in touch with us, and we’ll gladly provide a promo code.

Download Phlo for iOS: http://www.cynapse.com/get/phlo-ios-app-store

Download Phlo for Mac: http://www.cynapse.com/get/phlo-mac-app-store

Key features: http://www.cynapse.com/phlo

Press kit: Download Press Kit

About Cynapse

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.

Introducing Phlo – The Quickest Way To Search Your Favorite Websites

4th April 2013 – Mumbai, India – Cynapse is proud to announce the global availability of its newest app Phlo, for the Mac, the quickest way to search your favorite websites. Phlo is designed to make it quick and easy for users to lookup what they want directly on a website of their choice with just a few keystrokes.

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Phlo can be summoned with a configurable global hotkey from anywhere on the mac. To search, a user simply has to type the search phrase and then hit Tab to choose the website that they’d like to search in. Phlo quickly filters the websites and search engines as the user types and automatically bubbles up the most used sites. For example, a user can type “The Hobbit” and then choose the site “IMDb” to search from and the results will be displayed on their default web browser.

Phlo provides an efficient way to gain insight or do research on any topic for power users. With the option to use keyboard shortcuts, Phlo can save many precious seconds that can have a great impact on the researcher’s workflow. Phlo further simplifies internet research by letting users search in multiple sites at once using simple keyboard shortcuts.

Searching the web has become a natural behavior of people. More often than not, people search in familiar websites or search engines like Google, Linkedin, Yelp, Gmail or Ebay. We designed Phlo to be a nifty app that skips the overhead of switching to a browser, loading the homepage of the desired website, and then searching there. Instead it directly presents users with the results on their favorite site.” said Dhiraj Gupta, CTO, Cynapse. “Its a super-charged web search box for your Mac!“, he added.

Phlo gives users a running start with a great set of default search engines and websites, including Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Google search and many more. But Phlo is not limited to the pre-installed sites as it packs a nifty interface to add and manage websites to search with.

Pricing and availability
Phlo is available for US $3.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. If you’re interested in reviewing Phlo, get in touch with us and we’ll gladly provide a promo code.

Download Phlo: http://www.cynapse.com/get/phlo-mac-app-store

Key Features: http://www.cynapse.com/blog/announcing-phlo

Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/phlo-press-kit

About Cynapse

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.

Localscope Partners With 6 New Location Services

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

About Cynapse

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.

Localscope Is Now Free

3rd Jan 2013 – Mumbai, India -On the second anniversary of Localscope, Cynapse makes Localscope a free download on the App Store. Localscope’s unmatched location discovery experience lets users browse local information from diverse services in an amazingly intuitive list view with realtime direction pointers and distance meters, lay them out on the map, or look through the state of the art augmented reality view to spot the results in the real world. The entire Localscope experience is now available to consume geo-tagged information from 5 key services: Google, Facebook Places, Panoramio, YouTube and the Reminders app for free.

The new Localscope Premium provides all additional services from the ever growing list of integrations with diverse geo-information and social media services including Foursquare, Instagram, Wikipedia and more. Localscope premium also provides integration with a large number of paid navigation apps such as Tom Tom, Navigon and others for turn by turn directions. Localscope Premium is available as an in-app purchase at an annual price of US$1.99 or equivalent in other currencies.

Two years and 22 versions after its initial release, we and many of our users think that local discovery using Localscope has evolved to become one of the best things that one can do using the iPhone. We have decided to make Localscope free as we feel a strong urge to bring this value to every iPhone user in the world and not just the ones who pay us before they experience it.” said Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO Cynapse. “While Localscope with 5 key integrated services can be now be used for free by anyone in the world with an iOS device, the Localscope Premium paid subscription provides a broader set of local information from a continuously increasing portfolio of integrations with diverse services.

In appreciation of the support from Localscope users who have paid to download the app prior to v3.1, Cynapse is providing them with an exclusive lifetime Premium subscription. The upgrade will be automatic when users update to v3.1 and the full set of services will continue to be available to them forever.

With v3.1, Localscope also adds integrations with even more navigation apps including the brand new Google Maps app. A complete list of What’s New in v3.1 is available on the App Store.

Download Localscope v3.1: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store

Press kit: Download Press Kit

About Cynapse

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.

Do More With Locations Using Geo-Tagged Reminders in Localscope v3

15th Oct 2012 – 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 is available for US $1.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.

Download Localscope v3.0: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store

Whats New in v3: http://www.cynapse.com/blog/localscope-v3-geo-tagged-reminders

Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-press-kit

About Cynapse

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.

Localscope v2.5 Introduces a New, Redesigned Icon and the Localscope API

12th July 2012 – Mumbai, India – Cynapse is excited to reveal the new Localscope app icon with the latest version release 2.5. The red location pointer has become the symbolizing element of Localscope that points users to their desired locations. The new icon puts the pointer in the center, is bright yet simplified and better reflects the philosophy and design principles that Cynapse lives by.

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In the past few years, the red location pointer available in various screens of Localscope has been pointing users worldwide to relevant locations around them. The pointer visually connects information on the users screen to points in the real world enabling them to locate their desired places and has become one of the most symbolic elements of Localscope.” said Romasha Roy Choudhury, Chief Evangelist, Cynapse. “The shiny new icon is a simplified version of the original Localscope icon that better represents everything Localscope stands for and reflects our continuous focus on simplicity.

The new version enables third party applications to use the Localscope app to search for and discover geo tagged information via the Localscope API.

This is a great opportunity to partner with third party applications to create a symbiotic ecosystem. We encourage developers to adopt the API and would love to integrate their feedback to enhance the API in the future versions” added Romasha Roy Choudhury.

Localscope API is launching today with integrated support for the popular Launch Center Pro app.

The new version also updates the Twitter icon with their new logo and adds various stability and performance improvements.

Pricing and availability
Localscope is available for US $1.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category. If you’re interested in reviewing Localscope, get in touch with us and we’ll gladly provide a promo code.

Download Localscope v2.5: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-app-store

API Documentation: http://www.cynapse.com/localscope/developers

Localscope Video: http://youtu.be/uGOWi1YoSfI

Press kit: http://www.cynapse.com/get/localscope-press-kit

About Cynapse

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.