Ever wish our GPS maps had logos of the establishments in an area? City Maps is an immersive brand designed map that goes into the nitty gritty of detailing every New-York, San Francisco and Austin based company in their recently launched web and mobile apps.
Founded by Elliot Cohen and Aaron Rudenstine the idea took a painstaking two years to build in order to ensure that every brand in every block of New York was represented. Above that, the app connects into Foursquare, Groupon, Living Social while pulling real-time tweets from businesses so we never have to look up from our phones again. Currently City Maps works in New York, San Francisco and Austin, with plans to add 25 to 30 more cities over the next year.
The maps being provided are very interactive with almost every item being clickable and providing lots of data to consume. From Foursquare images and tips about a restaurant to local subway train times or even movie theatre schedules, City Maps does a wonderful job at providing relevant information quickly based on neighborhood. Just fire up their new app or newly designed website and view maps socially instead of in a flat grid.
City Maps does a wonderful job at presenting local, timely and useful data. All they need now is to incorporate Google Street Views – oh wait, they are looking to add that in as well. If you like experiencing things visually, you’ll love City Maps because of the speed at which it delivers information and the beauty of its simple interface.