One of the most detailed 3-D mapping apps on the iPhone is UpNext, which lets you click on 3-D buildings and see a list of the businesses and offices inside. Up until now, however, it only covered New York City.
A new update adds three new cities: Boston, Washington, D.C., and Austin (just in time for SXSW, of course). The Austin map won’t be available until later tonight, where it will appear in the app’s city selection screen. UpNext lets you zoom around the city in a very Google Earth-like fashion, search for restaurants, bars, and stores.
You can favorite and bookmark different venues, see Citysearch and Yelp reviews, and broadcast a tip about the place through Facebook or Twitter. UpNext now pulls in local listings data (addresses, phone numbers, reviews,menus, websites, photos) from CityGrid, Citysearch’s local content and advertising network.
And what would an Austin update be without Foursquare integration. Once you log into Foursquare through UpNext you can see where all your friends are checking in. The checkins are overlayed as glowing blue dots on the map.
Here’s a video demo showing off all the features of the app:
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. UpNext currently maps New York City, Boston, DC, San Francisco, Philly, Chicago, Portland and Austin. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building. You can pan and zoom, and click on any building to get a list of the businesses inside. Type in an address and the map flies right to...
Foursquare is a geographical location based social network that incorporates gaming elements. Users share their location with friends by “checking in” via a smartphone app or by text message. Points are awarded for checking in at various venues. Users can connect their Foursquare accounts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can update when a check in is registered. By checking in a certain number of times, or in different locations, users can collect virtual badges. In addition, users...
The CityGrid API suite gives developers access to accurate local data for over 15 million US businesses together with enhanced local content including user reviews, editorial content, merchant messages and more, across 75,000 neighborhoods nationwide. Additionally, developers can tap into CityGrid’s network of a million local advertisers to better monetize their sites and applications. The platform at its core gives developers: places, content and ads. CityGrid’s #1 goal is to see developers of all sizes thrive in local.