Mapstr provides instructions to its app that retains monitor of your favourite locations
French startup Mapstr is a nifty bookmarking apps, however on your favourite locations. It enables you to hold monitor of eating places, bars, outlets or your mates’ houses. With in the present day’s replace, now you can get strolling, driving and public transport instructions with integrations with Google Maps, Uber and Citymapper.
And this might make the app a bit extra helpful. Till at present, Mapstr was a good way to get knowledge into the app and browse this knowledge. However when it got here to appearing on this knowledge, it was a cumbersome course of.
No one needs to repeat and paste an handle into Citymapper or work out how a lot time it’s going to take you. The great factor is that now you don’t have to. Whenever you faucet on the instructions button, you get a number of choices. The primary one is Uber. It tells you ways a lot time it’s going to take when you name an Uber and the fee.
With Google Maps, Mapstr calculates the strolling and driving instructions. As for the Citymapper integration, you possibly can examine different occasions with public transportation.
The perfect half is you could faucet on considered one of these buttons and it’s going to enter your vacation spot into one among these apps — thanks, deep linking. Rumor has it that folks working at Uber and Citymapper have been already utilizing Mapstr, so it wasn’t that tough to ask them for a vast API entry.
Mapstr has raised $800,000 from enterprise angels. Its consumer base has saved 1.5 million locations in complete. Customers may also share a few of their favourite locations with associates.
You’ll be able to add as many tags as you need to your bookmarks as a way to filter them out later utilizing the tag drawer (restaurant, sushi, cocktails, and so forth.). It’s additionally a good way to examine opening hours, get a restaurant telephone quantity and extra.
Sooner or later, Mapstr goes to develop its personal API in order that different apps can add locations into Mapstr for instance. And that is the one factor stopping Mapstr from turning into a type of Pocket however for locations.