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May 31st, 2012

Price: $1.99

Category: Navigation

Updated: May 31, 2012

Version: 2.4

Size: 5.1 MB

Seller: Cynapse India Pvt. Ltd.

Rated 12+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(6 Ratings)

All Versions

(475 Ratings)

Localscope by Cynapse

Localscope Screenshots


Location Browser for your iPhone

Localscope is a window to your world that lets you see and know your locality like never before. Discover and find people and places around you using geo-tagged information from multiple local search engines, social networks and media sharing services.

Named the best iPhone Navigation app in the App Store Rewind 2011
Featured by Apple in Staff Favorites, App of the Week, New & Noteworthy


Works worldwide - Explore your location wherever you are
Lookup your recent and favorite search phrases or browse everything nearby in a tap
Explore geo-tagged, user generated photos and videos around you from media sources in a gallery view
Browse your search results in an amazingly intuitive list or gallery view with realtime direction pointers and distance meters
Lay the results out on the map or look through the state of the art augmented reality view to spot the results in the real world
Flick through results from different services and experience them side-by-side using the intuitive source slider
Get rich results including photo and video content along with informative badges for ratings, checkins, likes and more
Navigate and get directions to your results, call them directly or store them to your address book in a tap
Share your findings with your friends using Messages, Email, Facebook or Twitter
Explore detailed information about a result using the in-app browser or open it into a linked native app
Explore any part of the world by setting it as your virtual location
And many more nifty features!


Localscope currently aggregates information from the following services:

Google Local
Google Places


Localscope integrates with the following navigation apps for one touch turn-by-turn directions to discovered locations:

Built-in iPhone Maps App
Navigon MobileNavigator
MotionX GPS Drive & HD
Magellan RoadMate
Navfree / Navmii GPS navigation
MetroView Australia and NewZealand
Sygic GPS Navigation
iGo Primo
MotionX GPS & HD
VZ Navigator


Localscope integrates and seamlessly opens results into the following apps to provide further interactions like checking in, liking, commenting etc.:



Localscope speaks the following languages: Arabic, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish


The first location app I've ever used that I think I'll use every day.
- Jon Mitchell, ReadWriteWeb

Jaw-Dropping Update for iPhone Navigation App of The Year Localscope
- Eli Milchman, Cult of Mac

Rated 9/10: One of the nicest experiences for discovering locations that Ive ever used
- Matthew Guay, AppStorm

Editor's Choice - Rated 4.5 : Essential
- Kyle Flanigan, 148 Apps

The interface is remarkably easy to use
- Adam Dachis, Lifehacker

Localscope is easy to use and sophisticated I continue to recommend Localscope.
- Mel Martin, TUAW

The Ultimate Find & Drive Combo
- Cody Fink, Macstories

UI is slick and friendly, with a smart use of pulling and swiping
- Kathryn Swartz, Appolicious

Localscope puts local services at your fingertips
- David Chartier, Macworld

Get to know whats around you with Localscope
- Christine Chan, AppAdvice

What's New in Version 2.4

✔ New source - Yelp - Use one of the largest online local search service to find the best nearby businesses with user ratings, reviews and opinions. (Works in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and many countries in Western Europe.)
✔ New navigation app integrations - Telenav and MotionX GPS HD, to provide turn by turn directions to any discovered location.
✔ Removed Fwix - Fwix has permanently discontinued their services, hence Fwix News and Fwix Reviews will no longer be available as sources in Localscope.
✔ Improved Flickr results to show fresher photos around a location in Discover mode.

★ Important Note: This is an important update for a smooth transition to future versions of Localscope. Users are highly recommended to update to the latest version. Additionally, the next Localscope update will require a minimum of iOS 5.0 or higher.

Customer Reviews

Very useful app, really needs... (5 stars) ability to see fuel prices.
Please please add that function.

GREATNESS!!! (5 stars)
I am soooo glad that you added YELP! This makes searching reliable. And integration with my TOMTOM app makes it even better. Def one of my favorite apps.

Wikimapia (4 stars)
Cannot find some locations eventhough they are in wikimapia site.

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