It seems like we just announced our “App of the Week” achievement in Australia and New Zealand. Now, a mere two weeks after receiving this award, Localscope has been added to Apple’s staff favorites list and featured on the front page of the App Store! It’s a direct recommendation that means a lot to us. We’re honored that Localscope has made it this far.
But, this is only the beginning. The market space of geolocation and location-based apps is growing in popularity at an alarming rate. In their research of the top ten consumer mobile applications for 2012, Gartner suggests that over 520 million people will use location-based apps. That’s up over 400 million from 2009! Location-based apps represent a white hot marketplace that’s only getting hotter, and we’re excited to be leading the charge with an app that truly pushes the envelope in several respects.
Localscope takes a step towards a brighter, more location-aware future. It brings information from different location-based services together in an intuitive and easy-to-use package. Starting with your location, Localscope suggests places you might want to visit, allowing you to quickly switch between results from Google, Bing, Foursquare, Wikimapia, and Twitter.
To date, there are few apps that can do this in such a smooth way. They may give you the results from one search engine or service, but you’ll have to use another app to broaden your horizons. With Localscope, all of the results are right in front of you, and it’s easy to switch between them to find more places you might be interested in visiting. It’s one of the fastest ways to discover what’s around you. Check out the video below for an in-depth review of Localscope by Reza Malayeri.
Integration is the future of geolocation apps, and we’ve only just begun. As we continue to develop Localscope, integration remains priority number one. Our goal for Localscope is to be the most intuitive search and browse interface for geo specific content. We want to evolve the way people discover and interact with their vicinity in inconceivable, altogether new ways. For our team, that means stitching all of the contextual information and location-based systems into a single seamless experience unlike anything currently available.
Want to keep up to date on our progress? Join us on our Facebook fan page to learn more about the new integrations and features we’re adding to Localscope. And if you still haven’t downloaded Localscope yet, head over to the App Store to check it out. This week, we’re featured in Apple’s “Staff Favorites” list. You can also find Localscope in the navigation category.
If you like Localscope, don’t forget to rate and review it in the AppStore 🙂