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This article was published on July 5, 2011

    Find famous TV and film locations near you with Spott

    Find famous TV and film locations near you with Spott Image by: Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood
    Matt Brian
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    The beauty of the modern-day smartphone is that with its always-on data Internet connection and location chips, app developers are able to create a vast array of applications that can show you interesting and unique landmarks near to where you are.

    Spott, a new application launching on both the App Store and Android Market, aims to do just that but wants to become a comprehensive map of famous and iconic scenes from films and TV shows – and it wants you to help out.

    When launched, Spott provides three main options for its users; the ability to browse the existing catalog of film locations, a map of locations that are “Near You” or filters to search by film, TV show or actor.

    Users are encouraged to sign up for an account to become a “Spotter” and submit their own Spotts. If you once saw the production crew filming a scene for the latest Harry Potter film at a nearby location, you will be able to add it to the database and highlight new places to the most die-hard of fans.

    Spott bundles in a very useful Augmented Reality feature, helping users find Spotts nearby, also providing options for users to submit photos of themselves at famous locations, adding them to a comprehensive image gallery.

    The application also provides links to buy DVDs, download the film or buy merchandise.

    Spott is available on iOS and Android and costs £1.79 on both platforms.