Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Heartbreaking tragedy shines light on efficacy of Snap Map’s web debut

Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to...

Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

Strava heat map exposes secret military locations, sparks security fears

In June 2014, Strava, which offers cycling and running tracking apps for multiple fitness platforms, claimed to be tracking over 1 million activities per...

Foursquare says its location data can predict Amazon, Walmart’s next acquisition

The battle of the biggest shopping haven in the United States is hotting up with both Amazon and Walmart on a buying spree of...
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The curious case of Accuweather and other apps selling our location data

Accuweather is making headlines, but not because thousands of people used it to find out the optimal viewing conditions for the Great American Eclipse...

Look back at your old check-ins with the new Foursquare Swarm

Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one...

This startup is changing the way travel time search is done

Imagine you are looking for a flat to rent around your office. Usually, you would google for a property site, enter your zip code,...

Microsoft details challenges it’s facing with indoor navigation app Path Guide

In June 2017, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, passed the 45 million annual passengers mark. Soon, this number would...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

Location Based Services : Expected Trends and Technological Advancements

Location data is a vital part of the mobile experience and enables some of the most widely used mobile apps, which can be used...

New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit...

Inside Geo IoT: Intelligent geolocation of assets and people

The ability to determine our location (outdoors) in a precise way is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to navigate,...

A big comeback of location sharing. First Google and now Facebook. Who will be...

Location-sharing is not a new idea. Remember Foursquare, Gowalla, and Google Latitude among others? Most of these services don't exist anymore. The value proposition...

Business Intelligence Driven Through Real-Time Data and Social Maps

When faced with a power outage, the last thing I want to do is to figure out the customer service number of the Utility...

Let your loved ones know you’re safe with Google’s new safety app

In the ever-connected world that we live in, it can be worrisome not to know the exact whereabouts of a loved one; or sometimes...

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