Pinpoint is designed to test your geographical powers of deduction as you guess the location of sights and sounds taken from all across the globe.
This fiendishly addictive game is powered by Foundbite, the community-driven Windows Phone app which allows you to travel the earth’s four corners using only your phone, as well as uploading and sharing your own adventures.
Test your perceptive talents with a set of ten of the most evocative of thousands of Foundbites taken globally, as you guess and pin their destination onto a world map. Ranging from the simple to the terribly tricky, you will have to use details such as scenery, atmosphere, landmarks, music and accents to try to deduce the continent, country and town of an image and its accompanying sound. The only question is – will you be a Coach Potato, Day-Tripper, Globetrotter, Rolling Stone, or Intrepid Explorer?
– Several bugs were harmed in the making of this release.
– Now works better on slower networks.
– Loading indicators added on images.
Recently featured at Nokia Conversations, the team had teh following to share about the app… While playing Pinpoint, you look at and listen to a Foundbite (a picture or set of pictures with the ambient sounds from the actual location) and try to guess where it was recorded in the world. When you’re ready to make your guess, you will see a map of the world, and you can adjust your map view to see different parts of the world. You can then zoom in on the map and narrow in on your target location. You then place a “pin” on the map to guess the location. There is a formula to determine your score, and according to James, it uses an exponential curve based on how close your answer is to the Foundbite shown. The closer your answer is to the actual location, the more points you score. The farther away your answer is from the actual location, the lower your score for that round.