Localscope Now Available for the HP Touchpad

Cynapse announces the global availability of Localscope, the ultimate social data powered location and GPS app for the HP TouchPad. Integrating geo search engines and social networks like Google, Bing, Foursquare, Twitter and Wikimapia, Localscope allows its users to find and discover places around their location wherever they are in an amazingly intuitive interface. By connecting into the best features of the TouchPad, Localscope assures a seamlessly integrated experience to every user.


Wilmington, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/13/2011 -- Cynapse is proud to announce the global availability of Localscope for the HP TouchPad. The app has been redesigned around the native TouchPad experience and takes full advantage of the exclusive new capabilities of HP webOS 3.0 such as ‘Just Type’ and Exhibition mode.

“People across the world depend on Localscope to explore and discover local points of interest. With tablet devices driving the future of computing, creating an immersive Localscope experience for them has been a clear step forward for us,” said Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO, Cynapse. “webOS being one of the most promising and progressive mobile platforms out there, creating Localscope for it was an easy decision for us.”

“Localscope is a stylish and powerful app that takes advantage of the great capabilities webOS has to offer,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “Using the flexible and powerful webOS development tools, Cynapse not only was able to develop the app quickly, but they also delivered an app that’s well integrated into some of the core features of webOS, like Just Type and Exhibition.”

Localscope for the HP TouchPad empowers users to tap into the collective knowledge from various geo search engines and social networks, including Google, Bing, Foursquare, Wikimapia, and Twitter. Users can enjoy the simplicity of discovering their surroundings and finding all kinds of places and services, like restaurants, banks, places to park, gas stations, hospitals, and anything else they wish to look for in their neighborhood or any other place in the world. All this in an amazingly intuitive user experience native to the TouchPad. Localscope also integrates with the ‘Just Type’ feature of webOS to let users search for places right from the TouchPad’s home screen. Further, users can call their discovered places directly using Skype or their connected Pre or Veer phones, store them as contacts or easily share their findings with others using IM or email in a few taps.

Pricing and availability:
Localscope is available for US $2.99 in the HP App Catalog. If you’d like to review Localscope, we’ll gladly provide a promo code on request.

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About Cynapse
Cynapse invents technology that evolves the way people communicate, collaborate and share information among themselves. Cynapse is the creator of open source Enterprise 2.0 software and provider of the realtime collaboration software Over 10,000 businesses and institutions and millions of users across the world benefit using Cynapse technology.

About HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected. (1) With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.(2) TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.(3) More information about HP TouchPad is available at