Recce 3D Map App
UK-based technology firm EeGeo has introduced Recce – a free, 3D cartoon-like map of central London available on the iPhone and iPad. The app, which works in real time but also has an offline mode, allows consumers to find nearby services, bookmark them for future reference, find directions and post to social networks.
The app shows a bird’s-eye view of the city’s major points of interest – including bars and restaurants, bike-hire points and transport hubs – and provides aggregated information from a range of data feeds, such as restaurant reviews, live tweets and transport timetables.
With maps of London and San Francisco currently available, and New York next in line, there are also plans to extend to many other cities around the world. Recce could also become a key platform for location-specific games and location-based advertising in the future.
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