Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

GPS Loophole Could Allow Mass Smartphone Hacking

At last month's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, University of Luxembourg researcher Ralf-Philipp Weimann demonstrated a security weakness related to GPS that...

Wikipedia “Nearby” – Location-Based Wiki Search

Wikipedia has launched a new feature called "Nearby" that suggests articles based on a user's location. This Nearby page is accessible via the main menu in the mobile...

IPHONE 4S combines GPS and GLONASS for Precise Geolocation.

Interestingly grand, to realise that my new IPHONE 4S can refine my geolocation combining GPS + GLONASS satellites.  Is that to say,  I could...

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...

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...

LBS gains momentum in South Africa.

  The recent TNS research suggests that about 9% of South Africans use LBS services and about 53% will be keen to be tracked by LBS services...

TomTom Launches LBS Developer Portal for Rapid App Development

TomTom yesterday launched the  new Location Based Services (LBS) Platform and Developer Portal. According to Tom Tom, this provides developers developers with the content and...

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...

Nokia Parking Will Help You Find And Pay For A Spot

Earlier this year Nokia officially stated that Location-Based Services are its way to come back to game. What they did at Nokia was to...

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...

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...

The location-based analytics market in US is set to overcome privacy concerns and grow...

  According to ABI Research - technology market research company - the location-based analytics market in US will reach the $9bn in value by 2016. Currently...

Google Maps Coordinate – new project to spatially coordinate your employees

Google Enterprise has launched a new tool to spatially geographically coordinate your employees. It's simple concept that is used for ages all around the...

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...

Looking forward to Near-realtime and Dynamic 4D Geo-referenced Video Mapping: A new dimension to...

No doubt, Street Viewing  (for example, Google Street Viewing) introduced a new dimension to the way we represent and map places. Though movie mapping...

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