With the advent of Facebook Places, device app developers Apple are trying to keep up and releasing geolocation programs and utilities with a focus on social networks. The Localscope application in the new version 1.4 is one of the most successful in this regard. The purpose of Localscope is quite prosaic – to help the user navigate the terrain by suggesting what is next to him. In general, finding places should now be a breeze if you use the GPS app for iPhone Localscope.
The list of categories of places that the application can suggest has expanded – these are gas stations, restaurants, hotels, as well as banks, hospitals and other public places. Integration with Facebook and Twitter will allow you to read or leave reviews about the places you have visited. The search engine will remember the last request and show it to you the next time you launch the application. Anyway, the search in Localscope works on '5' – famous search services like Google and Bing are supported, as well as Foursquare and Wikimapia, which can be easily switched between themselves by moving the icon at the bottom of the screen to the desired service. So it is more difficult, rather, not to find any place than vice versa.
It is also possible to choose among the view modes: Maps, List and Augmented Reality (the latter mode is available starting from the 3Gs model, since a compass is required). Developer: Cynapse Price: 1.99 Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires at least iOS 4.0.