The EveryScape map app is being launched initially in Boston with other major cities becoming available later this year, and is EveryScape’s first partner-enabled visual guide for local search. Users can view the interiors of more than 500 Boston restaurants and explore exteriors for more than 1,300 in 3D. Interior panoramic imagery allows users to “walk around” as though they were there in person. Features include:
–Visual search for restaurants: Immediate visual impressions of more than 1,300 Boston area restaurants provide an idea of ambiance and neighborhood
–Plan a night out: Select a restaurant and then share it with friends
–Read reviews, menus and restaurant information: Panoramic images are augmented by the restaurant details section so diners can make an educated dining decision
EveryScape will now be one of the choices on this menu of Bing Map apps (though it doesn’t appear to be live yet):
You’ll be able to “enter” local businesses where EveryScape has photographed the interior:
Google has embarked on an initiative to photograph local business interiors for free. EveryScape charges money for the imagery. However EveryScape has been doing this for several years and has a big head start.
The company is also going to announce a range of other local partners in the coming weeks and months.
Here’s the Bing Maps blog post announcing “EveryScape Eats” and other Map apps as well.