Press Release

Localscope: The next generation GPS app for iPhone

Cynapse is proud to announce the global availability of the Localscope app for the iPhone and iPod touch, the ultimate social data powered GPS tool. Integrating geo search engines and social networks like Google, Bing, Foursquare, Twitter and Wikimapia, Localscope allows its users to find and discover places around their location wherever they are in an amazingly intuitive interface. Worldwide availability and augmented reality view will assure the most enjoyable and convenient experience to every user.

December, 21, 2010 – Mumbai, India – Cynapse announces the the global availability of Localscope for iPhone and iPod touch, the ultimate social data powered GPS tool. It is designed to make it easy and quick for users to define and explore their location wherever they are in a few taps and safely share it with their friends and family.Localscope

Unlike any other geo social applications, Localscope empowers its users to tap into the collective information from various geo search engines and social networks, currently including Google, Bing, Foursquare, Wikimapia, and Twitter. Users will enjoy the simplicity of discovering their surroundings and finding all kinds of places and services, like restaurants, banks, places to park, gas stations, hospitals, and anything else they wish to look for in their neighborhood or any other place in the world. Localscope lets users browse search results 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.

Users can map and get directions to their discovered places, call them directly, or store them as contacts in their address books. Users can easily share their findings with friends using SMS, email, Facebook, or Twitter. Localscope is an indispensable tool for planning meet-ups, nights out, or business trips. Its unique features make Localscope stand out of the wide range of navigation apps.

“Search engines and social networks have an enormous wealth of geo specialized information. Our vision with Localscope is to let people reference this pool of local knowledge quickly and easily, without having to figure out each of these networks and services independently. Our goal is to be the most intuitive search and browse interface to geo specific content and evolve the way people discover their vicinity.” – said Apurva Roy Choudhury, Cynapse CEO.

Device requirements:

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 4.0 or later
  • 4.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Localscope app is available for an introductory price of US $0.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.

About Cynapse

Cynapse invents technology that evolves the way people communicate, collaborate, and share information among themselves. Cynapse is the creator of open source Enterprise 2.0 software and provider of the realtime collaboration software Over 10,000 businesses and institutions and millions of users across the world benefit using Cynapse technology.