Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

Location Intelligence: Foursquare does an amazing job predicting Chipotle’s Q1 results

Two weeks before Chipotle was set to announce its Q1 results, Foursquare's CEO wrote a blog post on medium predicting that the chain will...

How 3 word addresses helped to combat the cholera outbreak in Tanzania

What3Words is a simple idea that has slowly transformed the way the world uses addresses especially in developing countries that lack perfect addressing systems (Related: What3Words,...

Google Eddystone: What does the iBeacon Rival mean for next-gen Location based apps

Bluetooth beacons represent the next step in indoor positioning and are part of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Using low-powered Bluetooth Beacons...

Telenav launches HopOver – new check-in app. Clone of Foursquare or revolution?

Over the years I've seen a lot of  different location-based social networks.  Typical scenario: you share your location among group of friends or strangers,...

Valarm: “might make” towards “makes”

Technological development “might make” this happen. If you want to rewrite the sentence,   Valarm “makes” this happen, here is a hint; a story you...

Nokia – to be or not to be? Solution: Location!!!

Two days ago there was thrilling news announced - Nokia is planning to cut 10,000 jobs to return to profitability level. The cuts are...

Apple vs. Google – Mapping World War

Just over a month ago I've been writing that I feel in my guts that Apple is about to launch their own mapping solution. Two days later...

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