New York Times Enters Location Based Services Game With “The Scoop”

Filed as News on June 4, 2010 2:00 pm

The Scoop iPhone AppThe New York Times on Friday revealed “The Scoop” a free iPhone app that allows users in New York City and Brooklyn to discover those areas.

The software according to the Apple App Store is:

“a guide to New York City from the staff of The New York Times… We offer lists of our favorite restaurants, bars, events and experiences. You go out and have fun. Check off the places you’ve been, and share what you’ve done with your friends.”

Users will find cool info that includes the top 50 restaurant picks from the news sources critics, a list of favorite bars, weekly events selected by the NYT team and other city favorites from people who know the city.

Using location based services when visiting different areas around The Big Apple and Brooklyn the program will recommend restaurants based on the distance from the user, it also integrates with Foursquare for quick and easy check-ins.

You can also send messages to Twitter and Facebook and text message from the program.

If you happen to download this app and you’re in New York or Brooklyn feel free to chime in and let us know how well the App stacks up to Yelp and other location based services.

Mashable provides a few screenshots:

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