Unlike static, directional maps, Citymaps puts the places that one loves first, and streams them in as one moves around the map.
Users can create and share maps, and explore places around them at a glance. Citymaps for the iPhone is available for free download in the Apple App Store.
Designed with social mapmaking at its core, Citymaps creates a unique and immersive mapping experience, focusing on places, as opposed to traditional mapping apps that serve as only a navigational utility.
The platform was created from the ground-up to be social, to enable users to connect, discover, and share the best places around them. With Citymaps, users can:
Create beautiful maps of favorite places
·Collaborate with multiple people on group maps
·Explore a growing library of maps by friends, brands, and publishers
·Share maps and locations via email, social, or SMS.
Citymaps’ proprietary, vector-based mobile map covers 15 million locations throughout every city in the United States, and expects to expand internationally in 2013.
Every restaurant, store, and site on Citymaps is represented by its logo, making it simple to search and pinpoint the places you want to go. The map also features turn-by-turn directions, as well as a stream of real-time photos, menus, and users comments.
“We designed Citymaps to be a valuable tool for local exploration and curation. Using our platform, real estate brokers can create customized maps for each listing, highlighting the best spots nearby. Brokers can also use Citymaps to deliver personalized maps for individuals on the fly, giving customers a distinctive, in-depth look into their potential new neighborhood.”
“Everyone has received that email from a visiting friend asking for suggestions,” said Elliot Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Citymaps. “You can now create a map to share with your friend, or point to a library of local maps to explore. We’ve re-imagined maps so they’re personalized and shareable — and so everyone can create their own customized maps to fit their lives.”
“Citymaps is a great new social map app that allows us to create custom maps highlighting places in areas we believe are of interest to our customers. As a broker you are relied on to be neighborhood experts and this is a great tool to demonstrate than knowledge and it fits in with our forward thinking mentality at BOND New York,” says Noah Freedman, founder, BOND New York.
Citymaps has partnered with select content, concierge, and retail brands, including Bond New York, the first and only real estate brokerage to provide content for the app.