The iPhone app Pizza Compass, a collaboration between artist Daniel Blackman and Oak Studios, was released on May 5th.

Pizza shop search app "Pizza Compass"
Pizza shop search app "Pizza Compass"

Pizza Compass is a location-based service app that specializes in searching for pizzerias. If you walk in the direction of the sliced pizza displayed on the screen, you can reach the pizza shop. When you approach the target pizza shop, steam rises from the sliced pizza on the screen, telling you that you can eat pizza soon.

"Pizza Compass" app screen
"Pizza Compass" app screen

There are various location-based apps, but the fact that they specialize in pizza is what makes this app new. The app's official page also has the catchphrase "No Frills, Just Pizza (I don't need anything extra, I just want pizza)". Blackman, who came up with the idea of developing the app, said his enthusiasm:

"Our goal is very simple. We want to develop an app for eating pizza and make humanity better."


"Pizza Compass" is compatible with iOS 6.0 or later. It can be purchased from the iTunes App Store. The price is 85 yen. It's an app for the US, but it's also available in Japan.


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