Cynapse has updated Localscope adding Yelp as a new information source and expanding third-party GPS integration for getting directions to a location. Localscope allows users to explore the area around them for people, places, photos and other information aggregated from multiple search engines and social networks. Users can manually or look up information in their nearby area including geo-tagged photos and videos and points of interest and then view those results on a map, share with their friends or get turn-by-turn driving directions from a supported third-party GPS app. Information is aggregated from a variety of sources including Google Local and Places, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Panoramio, Flickr, Picasa, Bing and several others.
Version 2.4 adds Yelp to the list of existing information sources for users in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and Western Europe, greatly expanding the local search options with businesses from one of the world’s largest online local search services. In addition, users of Telenav and MotionX GPS HD can also now use those apps to get turn-by-turn directions to any discovered location. The update also improves Flickr results and removes support for the now-discontinued Fwix service. The release notes also indicate that this is the last version of Localscope that will provide support for iOS 4.3, with the next update requiring iOS 5.0 or later, and recommends that users install this update for a “smooth transition to future versions.” Localscope is available from the App Store as a free download.