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Looking Around for iOS

Developer's Description

Looking Around is the perfect app for travelers. As you visit a big city on foot, you can discover points of interest around you in an innovative and user-friendly way. Each point of interest corresponds to a Wikipedia article. As of today (March 2011), there are more than 3.4 million of points of interest available.While holding your iPhone horizontally, you are in augmented reality mode. The points of interest are represented by circles on your screen. When you change the direction of your iPhone, the screen is updated in real time.When you move, your iPhone will update points of interest.Would you like to know more about a certain point of interest?You can: - Get a short summary of its Wikipedia article, - View on Google Maps the way to get there on foot, - Read its Wikipedia article in an iPhone friendly format.Would you like to share information about a point of interest with your friends? - You can share it via Facebook, Twitter or email.If you turn your iPhone vertically, the points of interest will be shown on Google Maps or listed by proximity.An integrated assistance mode is available to help you understand better the application as you use it.OTHER FEATURESIn augmented reality mode: - Show the iPhone direction, - Radar display, - Choose the number of points of interest shown, - Choose one out of 47 languages in which points of interest are shown, - Discrete mode (accessible by double-tap on the direction) to: . Force the direction in which the iPhone is pointing to, . Get virtually closer to points of interest (useful if there are a lot all close together), - Settings of the application allowing you to: . Show or hide the radar, . Choose the type of map (sattelite, map, hybrid), . The distance units (miles or km), . Mute the application.WARNINGAs any other smartphones, iPhone is sensitive to electro-magnetic perturbations. Looking Around works much better if you are outside and away from such electo-magnetic pollution.The points of interest with a short summary of the Wikipedia article are only available in following langages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish.The Geonames/Wikipedia server we are using is free of charge. Response time can sometimes be rather long. In case of numerous requests, it might not respond.SUPPORTLastly, if you ever encounter any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email directly from the application settings or through the support section of our website.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

- Enhanced portrait mode: all actions accessible from a point of interest are now available from both landscape and portrait mode- Ability to replay help screens shown on first launch from help settings section- In landscape or augmented reality mode, the point of interests are now floating- Support of iPhone 5 screen- Application optimized for iOS 6.1


Release June 1, 2013
Date Added June 1, 2013
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.


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