ALK Technologies, the leading provider of navigation and GeoLogistics software, introduces “Motion Lock” to its family of CoPilot navigation apps to help minimize distracted driving. The feature is part of the new 9.5 version of the app, which also includes a refreshed user interface, iOS 7 compatibility and restyled app icons.
New Motion Lock for safe, hands free driving
CoPilot’s Motion Lock enables drivers to choose the minimum travel speed at which the map becomes locked for safer, hands-free driving. Speeds can be set at five, 10, 15 or 20 miles per hour.
“Adjusting your GPS system while driving can be distracting, so we are introducing Motion Lock to reduce driver
interaction while on the move,” said David Quin, head of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “Together with CoPilot’s clear map displays, accurate turn-by-turn voice guidance and fast automatic rerouting, Motion Lock helps drivers stay focused on the road while CoPilot directs them to their destination.”
Hunter Research and Technology is excited to offer its flagship augmented reality navigation app, the Theodolite app for 50% off during cyber-week. Theodolite is the perfect holiday gift or purchase for outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and high-tech gadget lovers.
The Theodolite app is a multi-function viewfinder for iPhone and iPad that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, tracker, and geo-tag photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Uses are endless, and the app is great for hiking, boating, hunting, golf, outdoor sports, sightseeing, navigation, and finding your
way around. Theodolite also has professional grade features, and is used extensively by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.
The Theodolite app was recently featured at Apple’s October 22 Special Event, where Apple CEO Tim Cook showed “all of the amazing ways our customers are using iPads”. Theodolite was shown being used atop the Great Wall of China, as an iPad user surveyed the amazing mountain scenery and ancient architecture around him.
Find out why Apple included Theodolite among the most amazing apps available. Where will you take it? What’s your next adventure?
Theodolite (iPhone, iPod touch) and Theodolite HD (iPad, iPad mini) are available on the iTunes App Store for a 50%-off cyber-week sale price of $3.99 (USD). The Theodolite app runs on any camera-equipped iPhone or iPod touch. The Theodolite HD app runs on any camera-equipped iPad or iPad mini.
EggMaps HD is an iPad-only app that provides an easy interface to Google Maps, at full resolution. Until EggMaps HD, iPad users had resorted to using the website or iPhone versions of Google Maps (the latter at low-resolution, sometimes known as “pixel doubling” or “2x”).
The previous version has been ranked #1 in 22 countries including the UK, Australia and Canada. Mr Cunneen says he
hopes that the latest version will add the USA to that list.
Unlike the iPhone version of Google Maps, EggMaps HD takes advantage of the larger iPad screen at native resolution. Being a native app, EggMaps HD also has the advantage of being much faster and more responsive than a website.
“Google’s maps app for iPhone is great. But they seem to have forgotten about iPad users,” said Mr Cunneen. “Installing Google’s official iPhone app is awkward for most people. Even if you manage to get it onto your iPad, it runs at iPhone resolution and doesn’t provide much visual detail.”
EggMaps HD supports the following features, with data provided by Google:
- Street View
- Public transit
- Live traffic
- Auto-complete of place names
- Location tracking (when GPS is enabled)
EggMaps HD is .99 Cents and available in the App Store
On the second anniversary of Localscope, Cynapse makes Localscope a free download on the App Store. Localscope’s unmatched location discovery experience lets users browse local information from diverse services 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. The entire Localscope experience is now available to consume geo-tagged information from 5 key services: Google, Facebook Places, Panoramio, YouTube and the Reminders app for free.
The new Localscope Premium provides all additional services from the ever growing list of integrations with diverse geo-information and social media services including Foursquare, Instagram, Wikipedia and more. Localscope premium also provides integration with a large number of paid navigation apps such as Tom Tom, Navigon and others for turn by turn directions. Localscope Premium is available as an in-app purchase at an annual price of US$1.99 or equivalent in other currencies.
“Two years and 22 versions after its initial release, we and many of our users think that local discovery using Localscope has evolved to become one of the best things that one can do using the iPhone. We have decided to make Localscope free as we feel a strong urge to bring this value to every iPhone user in the world and not just the ones who pay us before they experience it.” said Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO Cynapse. “While Localscope with 5 key integrated services can be now be used for free by anyone in the world with an iOS device, the Localscope Premium paid subscription provides a broader set of local information from a continuously increasing portfolio of integrations with diverse services.”
In appreciation of the support from Localscope users who have paid to download the app prior to v3.1, Cynapse is providing them with an exclusive lifetime Premium subscription. The upgrade will be automatic when users update to v3.1 and the full set of services will continue to be available to them forever.
With v3.1, Localscope also adds integrations with even more navigation apps including the brand new Google Maps app. A complete list of What’s New in v3.1 is available on the App Store.
Where To? 4.1 adds integration with navigation apps Sygic, Waze, Navfree, Navmii and the Germany based Navigon Urban, in addition to the already available Navigon MobileNavigator, TomTom, MotionX GPS drive and Maps app. Supporting a total of 9 of the top navigation apps Where To? users can use their favorite app to get turn-by-turn directions to any place found using Where To?.
In a nutshell:
* New app version: Where To? 4.1
* Local Search for the iPhone
* Finds 700 categories, 2,400 brands in 10 languages
* Exhibits locations on a map, in list format or using Augmented Reality
* New: Supports 5 more Navigation Apps: Sygic, Waze, Navfree, Navmii, Navigon Urban
* New: Multiple images, some of them zoomable to full size; videos (select places)
* New: More reviews displayed
* New: Built-in homepage viewer can be used in landscape mode
* New: National and State Parks added (USA, Canada, UK, Australia)
* Regular Price: $2.99 + $0.99 for Where To? 3D Augmented Reality
* On Sale for a limited time: $0.99 + $0.99 for Where To? 3D Augmented Reality
The update also adds multiple pictures to many place listings, some of them zoomable to full size. Select places even include videos.
The popular ratings and reviews section in the app was improved as well: “Our users love reviews in Where To? and have written thousands already. The new version displays even more reviews written by Google users”, says Ortwin Gentz, FutureTap CEO.
Where To? allows to easily find the closest and best rated restaurants, shops and services. With 700+ categories, 2,400+ brands and 10 languages, users are empowered to find all they need, everywhere on the world, in their own language. With its slick, intuitive user interface including a top-notch Augmented Reality view Where To? won several awards, was named App of the Week by Apple and recently featured in iTunes Rewind among the best navigation apps in 2011.
Pricing and Availability:
Where To? 4.1 (12 MB) is now available for download for $2.99 (USD) on the AppStore under the “Navigation” category. Users of the previous version get the update free of charge. The Where To? 3D Augmented Reality module may be tested free of charge for 30 days and can subsequently be unlocked via In App Purchase ($0.99 US).
Sepia Apps today is thrilled to announce that their latest application, Location Manager: GeoShare, is now available as a universal application for both the iPhone and iPad. Location Manager: GeoShare allows you to keep all your locations organized by allowing you to search, save, share, and document any location in the world.
GeoShare allows you to organize any location by category instantly with a corresponding address, photo, and notes. Sharing and getting directions to these locations is easily done with one quick touch. Sharing is available via email, text message, Facebook, and Twitter. This type of application is essential for professional who are always on the road. Traveling sales people and real estate agents will quickly see the benefit of seeing all of their business contacts on a map for quick reference.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Location Manager: GeoShare 1.4.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. A free “lite” version of this app is also available for download with limited functionality. For more information, including a full feature list and screenshots visit Sepia Apps online.
Cynapse today is proud to announce the immediate availability of Localscope v2.0, a location browser that gives you a unique view of places, people and things around you. The newest update integrates with 11 different sources including: Facebook Places, Flickr, Instagram, Panoramio, Picasa, Youtube, Foursquare, Google, Bing, Twitter and Wikimapia. Since each source provides unique types of content contributed socially or professionally, the diversity of information converging into Localscope v2 provides an un-matched local discovery experience and serves up unprecedented results when you need to find anything around you.
“We imagine Localscope to be a unique form of a browser that is designed to present and enable use of location information, just like web browsers present web pages. With version 2 we are taking a big step towards our vision of making Localscope your high tech goggles that lets you see things around you that you otherwise couldn’t.” says Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO, Cynapse.
With v2, even familiar places that you spend most of your time in, come alive with fresh visual perspectives that enable you to rediscover your surroundings like never before.
Localscope v2 has been re-architected and re-written from ground up to enhance overall user experience with improved gestures, animations and sounds, making it much more intuitive. It is also been super optimized enabling blazing fast performance on the iPhone 4S.
Localscope supports languages for US English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.0 MB
Pricing and availability:
Localscope 2.0 is available for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.
FutureTap announces a new partnership with Yext Inc., the New York-based technology startup that syncs business listings across a network of premium sites and mobile apps, to include “PowerListings” business data in its local search app Where To? for iPhone. PowerListings provide extended detail information such as pictures, a description text, business hours, accepted cards and more. Most importantly, users benefit from rebates, coupons or other special offers that are conveniently displayed with a yellow tag in the app.
Where To? is an award-winning worldwide location finder app for iPhone. It allows to easily find the closest and best rated restaurants, shops and services. With its slick, intuitive user interface including a top-notch Augmented Reality view Where To? was recently named App of the Week by Apple.
“We strive to improve the value and relevance of search results in Where To?”, says Ortwin Gentz, FutureTap CEO. “Partnering with Yext is a perfect fit since our users gain access to rich, high-quality business listings.”
Local business owners can now easily manage and improve their business listings using Yext PowerListings. Using a single dashboard they can manage not only their listings in Where To? but across dozens of sites like Foursquare, Yahoo Local, Yelp, SuperPages, Citysearch, Yellowbook and more. PowerListings lets merchants fix inaccurate listings across the Web, and update them all at once from one central place.
“We’re delighted to welcome FutureTap in our partner network”, says Howard Lerman, Yext CEO. “Where To? is a great local search app and we’re proud to improve search results with Yext PowerListings so that business owners can take ownership of their information and reach consumers instantly through any local search platform.”
Yext produces the best local search results everywhere with its PowerListings platform, a technology that synchronizes and enriches business listings across a network of premium sites and mobile apps. With Yext PowerListings, large and businesses centrally control their information across platforms and get guaranteed presence, enhanced content, and full analytics. The model is a “triple win” for businesses, publishers and users: businesses get the most out of local search, publishers get compensated to accept great content, and users get the best information. Today, over 35,000 businesses trust Yext PowerListings to synchronize their listings. The company was founded in 2006 by Howard Lerman, Brian Distelburger and Brent Metz.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 11.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Where To? 4.0 (12 MB) is available for download on the AppStore under the “Navigation” category. It is priced at $2.99 US. The Where To? 3D Augmented Reality module may be tested free of charge for 30 days and can subsequently be unlocked via In App Purchase ($0.99 US). Where To? was recently featured by Apple as one of the 5 best Navigation apps in 2011. Apple also recognized the app as their “iPhone App of the Week” in various countries.
Cynapse today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Localscope v1.8, the social data powered local discovery app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The latest version introduces localization for Danish, Finnish, Polish and Thai and optimization for the newly released iOS 5 by Apple.
Described as the ultimate location browser, Localscope unlike any other GPS app, empowers users to quickly find anything around their location by tapping into the collective knowledge of various geo search engines and social networks. Broad language support enables a seamless experience for users around the world to search and discover destinations around them in their native language.
With the introduction of 4 new languages, Localscope now totals to supporting 19 major languages including Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai, besides English.
Localscope v1.8 has been optimized to work smoothly with the newly released iOS 5 – the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
Pricing and availability:
Localscope 1.8 is available for US $1.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category.
JAS Applications today is bringing their successful iPhone App ‘Amenities – Local Search’ to the iPad. Amenities uses real time location services to provide accurate, informative social data about your surroundings. The App works worldwide so wherever you are, whenever you’re there, Amenities provides one tap access to any local amenities such as Cafes, Hotels, Sports Centres and Airports. With a sleek, contemporary designed interface, easy to use Maps and custom searches, Amenities is the must have location services App.
The App launches with pre-set amenities already integrated into the App. However, with Amenities powerful keyword search you can add any amenity into the App. This provides you with customisation making the App specific to your needs. You can also even reorder amenities to make ones you use most frequently only one tap away.