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  • [ FIRST LOOK ] Schmap Puts the City in Your Pocket

    The guys over at Schmap sent us a tip about their upcoming iPhone web app, schmap.com. Set to go live on Monday, May 12 (ModMyI readers can get an exclusive sneak peek at it by entering access code 724627 from their iPhone site), Schmap is a well-made cross between the Google Maps app on your iPhone, and CitySearch.

    Open Safari on your iPhone and browse to their page, and choose your city. Once there, you can search through a huge list of different establishments in the town - including city info, attractions, bars, clubs, coffee houses, shopping, and restaurants. There are sub categories within each category.

    The real cool thing, however, with this app, is how well it integrates with both the iPhone and Google Maps. Once you choose a place, Schmap shows you a map of that establishment, as well as their contact info.

    In their words, Schmap "encompasses our popular City Guides, a Local Search service and a unique feature that auto generates maps when the iPhone is turned sideways."

    Also from Schmap,

    Please note:
    i) Some functions in this Pre Launch Preview - such as 'Local Search' - have yet to be enabled.
    ii) Access code will not be required from Monday, May 12 (public beta launch).

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ FIRST LOOK ] Schmap Puts the City in Your Pocket started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Can't wait to try it!
    1. kakashi360's Avatar
      kakashi360 -
    1. Skaught's Avatar
      Skaught -
      Cool looking site, added to my favorites. But I do have to ask...WHERE does this information come from??!?!

      First, St. Petersburg is listed as a "District" of Tampa. The fourth largest city in the state is a district (separated by a large body of water) of the third largest city?

      Second, when I checked on theaters in St. Pete, it listed "AMC Tyrone Square 6". The review says it has a "chic, posh facade". Well, regardless of the fact that the theater was demolished two years ago, it was INSIDE A MALL, with a facade that featured a ticket window and a snack counter. This isn't Schmap's fault, since the review was courtesy of "Wcities" the copyright says, but they should know the information being displayed is not only inaccurate, but years out of date as well.

      I'd be hesitant, as a result, of putting too much trust that something listed would be there when I arrived.