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05-09-2008, 08:04 PM #1
[ 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,
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).
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05-09-2008, 08:10 PM #2
cool yes first replie
05-09-2008, 08:18 PM #3
This looks quite good. Lot of nice features ...
05-09-2008, 08:20 PM #4
Still awesome though.
05-09-2008, 08:28 PM #5
schmap.com/iphone is not the correct site to load the web app from the iphone or itouch use www.schmap.com on your iphone or itouch..
05-09-2008, 08:44 PM #6
05-09-2008, 08:52 PM #7
pretty cool! totally could have used this when in vegas a couple weeks ago! oh well, next time for sure!21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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05-09-2008, 09:00 PM #8KelvinalFGuest
looks sexy lol
05-09-2008, 09:09 PM #9
Looks very interesting :]
05-09-2008, 10:39 PM #10
So is it basically a more organized google? It sounds interesting, but the WebApp aspect of it is fishy to me.
05-09-2008, 11:11 PM #11
i don't think i've seen a web-app that looks so native...
05-10-2008, 12:34 AM #12
awesome. Why a web app but?? Why not a full fledged application??? And why dont apple get such ideas?? Are they always on mercy of others like xerox??
05-10-2008, 12:46 AM #13
05-10-2008, 02:55 AM #14
13th reply. Cool.
05-10-2008, 07:47 AM #15
tried it and it works great, can't wait to use it tonight.thanks
05-10-2008, 08:30 AM #16
its pretty cool, although they dont have all cities listed yet its a great app when ure out visiting somewhere. good job!!
05-10-2008, 09:05 AM #17
very cool integration
05-10-2008, 12:32 PM #18
Looking gooood!If I could help you with my answer give me a
05-10-2008, 12:55 PM #19
05-10-2008, 01:34 PM #20
I live in Las Vegas and this town is in constant change. When I started looking at the details, I found the data woefully outdated. Sometimes 3 or 4 years out of date. That might be good in Middletown, Nowhere. It doesn't do a lot of good here. I don't know where their data base comes from. I haven't even looked to see if we can add our own updates or send in suggestions. I strongly discourage anyone from using this as a guide for a Vegas vacation.