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Localscope 3.1 for iOS is Now Free

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-Localscope Screenshotinformation 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.

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Announcing Localscope v2.0 – The Ultimate Location Browser for iPhone

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.

Device Requirements:
* 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.

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Localscope localizes discovery of places with support for 19 languages

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.

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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.

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