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GeoFindIT App adds new dimension with Augmented Reality feature

Developed by Púca, the latest version of the GeoDirectory’s GeoFindIT app released this month has seen a major change in both the appearance and functionality. The revised app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

GeoFindIT App adds new dimension with Augmented Reality feature

Augmented Reality Property Prices feature:

The most exciting development in the totally reimagined app comes in the form of the new Augmented Reality setting. This unique function allows users to see real-time overlays of house prices, directions and more. Users can check out property prices by strolling down their street with GeoFindIT open on their phone. When the augmented reality setting is open, the app works intuitively, displaying price and direction information for properties in whichever direction the user’s phone is pointing.

Geo FindIT App
Púca Developed the Geo FindIT App. Winner of the Space and Place Award at The Irish Organisation For Geographical Information.

 

Speaking about the revised app, Eileen Carroll from Púca said “We’re delighted to have been working with GeoDirectory on the GeoFindIT project – seeing the latest release come to fruition is a real thrill. The Augmented Reality feature in the app really illustrates the power of layering rich geo-data into a real world environment in an accessible format that 70% of the Irish public have in their pockets – their Smartphone”.

Dara Keogh from GeoDirectory commented “We’re really excited to be able to bring such an innovative app to the market. We’ve completely changed the app since the last version. We’ve added some fantastic features to the new edition, in particular the augmented reality function. It’s something we couldn’t have done a few years ago but which really adds to the user-friendliness of the app and sets GeoFindIT apart”

How it works

In addition to the augmented reality feature, users can search for their nearest café, train station, garage or almost any other type of business by name or find out the price of properties sold in Ireland. The app draws data from the Property Price Register to ensure all property prices displayed in the app are as accurate as possible.

The app has a completely redesigned search feature. With a fully integrated search screen allowing users to search for a business or address using a keyword such as ‘café’ or if you’re looking for the closest supermarket, you can enter the name of the chain you are looking for and your closest store will be located. Users can pinpoint their starting position using their current location or by dragging and dropping the Little Helper icon to their desired start point. The new search function works without a radius so users can search for locations anywhere in Ireland.

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About GeoDirectory:

The GeoDirectory database is Ireland’s most comprehensive, accurate and complete database and has assigned all 2.2 million addresses in Ireland a unique reference or fingerprint and a location code accurate to one metre. By combining this database with the Property Price Register GeoFindIT, gives users a very accessible means to find out about the property prices sold anywhere in Ireland. This data underlies and drives the GeoFindIT App.

GeoFindIT has over 195,000 business addresses and covers every corner of the Republic of Ireland, not just major towns and cities. This is the most expansive business and residential property listing in existence in Ireland. The redesigned app isn’t just useful for finding the location of a business, users can also find the contact details including phone numbers.

With GeoDirectory’s extensive business location directory at its core, the first edition of the app proved to be extremely popular with the average number of monthly users growing by over 500% between March 2014 and June 2015.

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