Rating: There’s also a Pin Drop API coming soon
The limited functionality of the native iPhone map app has inspired Andy Ashburner, co-founder of Pin Drop to develop an app of the same name. Its aim is to help people mark locations that matter to them. Ashburner claims, “I wanted something to keep a record of multiple locations. Other location-based apps like Foursquare add too many additional layers onto this basic premise.” So, Pin Drop enables users to drop pins representing their favourite places around the world, or take inspiration from the ‘curated’ lists feature. Each pin can then be assigned to multiple categories allowing users to build up a rich, organised library of locations.The curated lists feature helps users discover locations based on themes.
The first of those two sites is a guide to the best bars whilst the second – What you’re wearing right now – is for clothes addicts.
Apparently, Pin Drop brings ‘spatial bookmarking’ to iPhone owners.
Ashburner says, “In the same way that you want a record of great sites you’ve visited online, Pin Drop enables you to create a permanent log of the great places you visit offline.”
There’s also a website here where users can backup, manage and view their pins. There will also be a Pin Drop API
If you’re a developer and want to hook into Pin Drop you can register your interest here.
So, if you have $2.99 (£1.99 ) to spare you can download Pin Drop from the iTunes App Store here.