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Do you use your phone to locate things or places around you? Food? Parking? How about gas stations? Geolocation services have come a long way, and while some vary depending on what you’re looking for, each of them has something unique to offer.

Localscope is a “social data”-powered GPS tool unlike any other. It allows you to search for and discover places around your location by gathering information from multiple geo search engines and social networks. This enables you to always know where you are and what’s around you.

We will be giving away 25 copies of the Localscope iPhone app, which normally costs $0.99. Find out how you can get your hands on this great app!


Allow me to walk you through some of Localscope’s features. First things first, you can find the app here [App Store Link].

What can I do with Localscope?

As I alluded to in the intro, Localscope works with existing geo-search engines and social networks, like Google, Bing, Foursquare Check In & Become Mayor of Your Favorite Venues With Foursquare Check In & Become Mayor of Your Favorite Venues With Foursquare Read More , Twitter, and Wikimapia (with more coming). You can utilize these services side-by-side without even retyping your query on this app.

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Consume search results in 3 uniquely useful views: ListMap and Augmented Reality. You can browse your search results in an intuitive list view that features real-time 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 3D compass engine gives real-time location updates with distance/direction meters that always point to the right directions no matter how you hold your phone.

Map and get directions to your results, call them directly, or store them to your address book. And, because the app is social, you can share your findings with your friends using SMS, email, Facebook, or Twitter.

After you’ve used the app for a while, lookup your recent and favorite search phrases or browse everything that’s currently nearby with a tap. You can discover places around an address in your contacts or any other place you could think to search.

Localscope works worldwide because it’s driven by users of social networks and major search engines, which really makes this app global. You can use it to explore your location no matter where you’re at. Call or open maps for directions or create contacts from the results in a tap.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking the Like button or you can follow us on Twitter, if you prefer. If you’re already following us, you may skip this step.

If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

STEP 2
Here’s our giveaway form. Please fill it in accurately. Be sure to enter your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.


STEP 3
You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!

Like it on Facebook

Or share it on Twitter

And that’s it! You’re done!
Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, January 14th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Cynapse for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

  1. Gooseroo
    March 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Same problem here...Location Service is ON. But GPS/current loc doesn't work in Localscope.
    Bummer.
    iPhone 3G

  2. Romasha
    January 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Hello Craig,

    I'd like to understand the problem you are facing with Localscope in a little detail. The GPS works fine for us and none of our customers have reported this problem. Have you enabled GPS for Localscope on your iPhone and does it have access to the internet?

    Please do share the problem you are facing through the Request Help in the settings for Localscope.

    The search in the Current Location drawer is enabled only if GPS is OFF and it enables you to search for locations around your friend's address (using your iPhone address book) whom you might be visiting and might want to decide on a few locations to go to around their place.

    We are committed to the constant improvement of Localscope and value your feedback greatly. Thank you.

  3. Harold Coltrain
    January 16, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for creating a Iphone sites.
    iPhone 5 much better be worth it after all this v4 drama by Bill Palmer iPhone 5, you’re on deck. And you’d far better be worth it after all this.

  4. Craig Cameron
    January 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I bought localscope on the basis of this promo.....
    What a waste of money. The GPS doesn't work, the compass doesn't work, current location doesn't work, searching takes you into your address book.....I could go on...
    search for a restaurant suggests good places in Namibia etc.
    Sorry, I don't usually gripe about iPhone apps, but this one is appalling!!

    • Romasha
      January 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Hello Craig,

      I'd like to understand the problem you are facing with Localscope in a little detail. The GPS works fine for us and none of our customers have reported this problem. Have you enabled GPS for Localscope on your iPhone and does it have access to the internet?

      Please do share the problem you are facing through the Request Help in the settings for Localscope.

      The search in the Current Location drawer is enabled only if GPS is OFF and it enables you to search for locations around your friend's address (using your iPhone address book) whom you might be visiting and might want to decide on a few locations to go to around their place.

      We are committed to the constant improvement of Localscope and value your feedback greatly. Thank you.

      • Steve Campbell
        January 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm

        Thanks for jumping in there, Romasha. You guys have a great product and, by the looks of it, a great support team. :)

        • Gooseroo
          March 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

          Same problem here...Location Service is ON. But GPS/current loc doesn't work in Localscope.
          Bummer.
          iPhone 3G

  5. Craig Cameron
    January 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I bought localscope on the basis of this promo.....
    What a waste of money. The GPS doesn't work, the compass doesn't work, current location doesn't work, searching takes you into your address book.....I could go on...
    search for a restaurant suggests good places in Namibia etc.
    Sorry, I don't usually gripe about iPhone apps, but this one is appalling!!

  6. Dylan Kokiri
    January 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    darn i cant enter because im not 18 and I live in the U.S. :(

  7. Anonymous
    January 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Entered and now hoping for the best!!

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