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<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/localscope.jpg” />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, Twitter, and Wikimapia (with more coming). You can utilize these services side-by-side without even retyping your query on this app.
Consume search results in 3 uniquely useful views: List, Map 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?
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