Citymaps aims to make maps social

Citymaps aims to make maps social

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: In this photo illustration, an Apple ipad tablet displays a map of London on February 17, 2011 in London, England. Apple sold two million ipads in the first two months of their launch in 2010. Worldwide iPad sales are expected to amount to 20 million in 2012. (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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KMOV.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 4:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maps are where it's at. Just ask Google, which bought maps app Waze for more than $1 billion, or Apple, which snapped up two small mapping startups earlier this month.
 
   Enter Citymaps, which bills itself as a social map that helps people discover new places rather than simply get directions to a destination. The New York-based startup launched a new, expanded version of its navigation app on Thursday that includes all U.S. cities and 15 million businesses. An earlier version included just a handful of test markets, including New York. The free app is currently available for the iPhone. An Android version is in the works.
 
   Citymaps lets people customize maps so that no two look alike. Users can create and share their own maps, such as "best coffee shops."
 

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