Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

Bing Maps now uses live traffic and geocoding from Nokia

Apparently the collaboration of Microsoft and Nokia goes beyond Lumia smartphones. After the latest up-date the  - now uses Nokia's live traffic and geocoding...

5 Alternative Apps for Those Who Hate the New Google Maps

For those who "despise" the new Google Maps but are constantly fans of geolocation... You practically can't please everybody. Because of the different traits, characters,...

Instagram Gets Geotagging with New Photo Map Feature.

Instagram - the world's fastest-growing photo-sharing app has finally started to be serious about geolocation.  Untill now the service has been known mostly from...

NoiseTube – cool crowd-source noise mapping app

  Let's be honest, we live in a very loud world. Road traffic, construction sites, ambulances and other sounds create urban cacophony, which is not only a form...

Good news, Google launches walking direction-enabled Maps for about 44 African Countries: Now, the...

Google Lat Long blog says ''Google Maps for Africa gets better'', how better is this better?. Oh!, walking directions launched!. That sounds like a...

What can we learn from LBS market forecasts?

This year I've seen release of several LBS market reports and forecasts: - Berg Insight - Pyramid Research - Strategy Analytics - IE Market Research Corporation - ABI Research and other... of...

The US Mobile App Report – Google Maps App 64.5M Users, Apple Maps 42M

A few weeks ago comScore -  a digital research company published its annual US Mobile App Report. What's interesting is that only two map...

PathSense – new location API without GPS and battery drain

Recently I come around an interesting start-up called PathSense. It promises a precise positioning for location-based apps with 90% less battery drain compared to GPS...

To pay or not to pay – Google Maps dilemma

Back in 2010 when we were playing with friends doing some mapping mash-ups, I've asked one of them "Why are you using Open Street...

Kids to validating satellite Image: “Spatial-kids” and crowd sourcing

Last weekend, I was walking around  the city center and by accident, I crossed a little boy  (8 years old) who had lost his...

Urban Engines: Public Transit app

In a civilized urban cities, it is always challenging task to optimize our time to travel with in the city. However, visualization of reliable...

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...

Windows Phone 8 – Offline Maps for everyone

Microsoft announced their new operating system Windows Phone 8. Surely it’s not gonna change attitudes of most Apple believers and users of Android, but...

Apple’s iOS8 silent war against location tracking

The truth is that our location is being constantly tracked... By NSA, by Google, Facebook, Foursquare, by governments, marketeers and location analytics firms. Companies...

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