Citymaps: From Retail Store Mapping to Social Mapping
We wrote about Citymaps last December and identified its unique focus on commercial businesses. The "logo maps" made the app look and feel quite unique. Now, a new iOS app boasts features that make it more of a Google Maps competitor.
The new CityMaps iOS app (iTunes link) features:
- vector-based maps (OSM)
- details of more than 15 million businesses in the U.S
- emphasis on social features (create and share maps of the best places to go)
- driving, walking, and public transit directions (source? unknown)
- bubbles on the map reflect businesses social media activity
- oblique views
Next up: Android app (eight weeks away), browser-based version and worldwide coverage.