CaféMap for iPhone Quickly and Easily Maps Nearest Coffee Houses

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-Application by Japanese Start-up Shows Nearly 25,000 Locations of Top 15 Coffee Chains in US and Canada-

Cafe Map North America

Whether you’re looking for a place to meet someone, need to kill time before your next meeting, or just want some coffee, CaféMap finds nearby coffee shops fast.

Following on the success of several iPhone/iPad applications in Japan, software start-up company Digital Advantage Corp. has released a North American version of it’s popular CaféMap for the iPhone/iPad. The 99-cent navigation tool quickly and easily maps out the major coffee houses for your current location, or simply pans and zooms to anywhere else in the US and Canada.

CaféMap (North America version) on the iTunes App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/id423949382

CaféMap for iPhone/iPad shows nearby coffee shops (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc.) on an interactive map, featuring the top 15 coffee chains in the US and Canada. Whether you’re looking for a place to meet someone, need to kill time before your next meeting, or just want some coffee, CaféMap finds nearby coffee shops fast.

Built-in Database Quickly and Easily Locates Nearly 25,000 Coffee Houses in the US and Canada

CaféMap contains data for 24,460 shops of 15 major coffee chains (as of March 3rd, 2011). Store data is updated regularly.

  • Au Bon Pain (228 shops)
  • Biggby (123 shops)
  • Caribou Coffee (470 shops)
  • Coffee Time (180 shops)
  • Dunkin' Donuts (6,554 shops)
  • Dunn Bros Coffee (86 shops)
  • It's A Grind (66 shops)
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea (193 shops)
  • Robin's Donuts (83 shops)
  • Second Cup (349 shops)
  • Seattle's Best (361 shops)
  • Starbucks (11,639 shops)
  • The Coffee Bean (273 shops)
  • Tim Horton's (3,721 shops)
  • Tully's Coffee (134 shops)

CaféMap keeps the location data for all these coffee chains inside the application itself, making searches faster.

The Secret to Fast and Flexible Mapping: The PinPoint Engine

Under the hood of CaféMap is Digital Advantage’s PinPoint Engine for fast and flexible mapping. Despite a hefty built-in database filled with data, the PinPoint Engine keeps searches speedy and functionality flexible, making the following operations possible.

  • Prompt location of shops by Pan & Zoom or by text search
  • Familiar graphics for each chain, making identification easy and intuitive
  • Zoom function automatically shows the nearest several shops for any given location
  • A show/hide function for each chain
  • Displays tally of shops/pins currently on-screen
  • Search by street address
  • Displays shop addresses and phone numbers
  • Displays approximate direct distance to shops
  • Displays directions to shops
  • Option to email details of the coffee shop selected
  • Tweet function for Twitter users
  • A thinning option for smooth data display
  • A title-bar asterisk to remind you about hidden chains

Digital Advantage Corp.
Established in 1998 as a spin-off from a leading Japanese technology publisher, the editors and engineers of Digital Advantage are actively engaged in web-based publishing and software development. Digital Advantage specializes in web magazines for technology professionals, web-based applications, and apps for the iPhone/iPad.

Media Contact for CaféMap
Jeff Gedert
Marketing Representative for US/Canada
Mail: cafemap_us-support (at) d-advantage (dot) jp
http://www.d-advantage.jp/company-eng.html

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