Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Explore and Book Hotels directly on Google Maps

Surely, this is gonna have a huge effect in keeping Google Maps strongly competitive. Google Map is in constant competition with competitors like the...

New Taxi Ordering Service By TomTom

TomTom one of the major world navigation systems and map data provider doesn't want to make life easier to startups focused on convenient ways...

Let’s “Hoppr”: Location Based Service On Any Mobile Device In India!

Everyone's "Hoppr" (read Hopping) around these days in India. Hoppr is a mobile device-agnostic location based service developed by a India based company - Y2CF Digital...

A time lapse of Foursquare activity in NYC during Sandy

Nice visualization made by Foursquare of the before and after of the Sandy. It shows how check-in patterns change during an event of Hurricane Sandy’s magnitude. It all...

Australian Police Warn Against Apple Maps

Everyone who lives outside US know that Apple Maps are total disaster... but this is the first time when it's officially stated by authorities. Local police...

GNSS, Space Politics and Future of PNT – based Businesses (LBS)

Please consider, if I sounds stupid. when I first heard about GIS I thought ESRI ArcGIS is GIS later on i figured out how...

Google discontinues location-based service “LATITUDE”

Google Inc has announced that it is going to pull the plug on it's location based service LATITUDE. Latitude, a location based app allows you...

GPS vs WiFi Positioning Accuracy. Study Made with Yelp Check-Ins.

How to use data from millions of check-ins from Location-Based Social Networks? Yelp did a cool study based on its data. They've compared positioning...

Spraffl – The First Anti-social Social Network

Spraffl is a new location-based app that goes against everything that we've seen over last several years. It allows you to post ANONYMOUS, location-based...

Location Based Services – a little bit of theory

  Fig.1.  Location Based Services In this post I'm summing up a little bit of theory about Location Based Services (LBS) that I will use for...

Security and privacy issues of LBS (geo-apps)

Mobility became part of our personal liberty. Also the market noticed this trend in geo-development and reacted with an increasing availability of location based...

Newest Geo APIs, All Looking Awesome!

Hi folks!,  I promised to always keep you posted on latest Geo-APIs  emerging in our evolving Geo-world. Here are some awesome new ones courtesy...

Public Tranportation on Google Maps – 500 Cities and 1 mln Transit Stops

Starting from 2005 Google has collaborated with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a unique resource for millions of riders to...

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...

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...

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