Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

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...

New Location-Based App Will Help You… Get Lost in Familiar Places

The major goal of mobile location-based technology is to help you getting from point A to point B without getting lost but honestly sometimes...

iOS6 & Apple Maps. Two Main Reasons Why Is That Bad.

Back in May 2012 we've been discussing at Geoawesomeness what should Apple do with their $97.6bn cash reserves... very soon it appeared we were...

TomTom – Go Live 1535M – Social media in your satnav – is it...

  Announced on  Aug 29th 2011, TomTom's Go Live 1535M now expands to Canada.This model offers you dashboard tweeting and access to Yelp's recommendations. There are several useful...

Battery-friendly positioning for your smartphone – finally possible with Skyhook SDK

Everybody loves Location-Based Services (well... at least those who are reading this particular blog) but there always have been problem with  persistent background location...

This app will let you track location of your Comcast technician

Interesting use case of location-based technologies. As part of the company's attempt to improve customer service Comcast announced a new features to their app that...

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...

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,...

Your smart phone will soon be able to predict where your going in next...

What results come out from Nokia Mobile Data Challenge  (data from smartphones of almost 200 participants captured constantly for 1+ year)? Researchers from University of Birmingham claim...

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,...

Algorithm targets Predicting not just ”When” but also ”Where” the Crime is gonna take...

For me, this is awesome. GSM technologies, Location-based and Social Network technologies are really changing the game pretty nicely. Now Scientists are leveraging these technologies...

Yes,where you gonna be in the next 24 hours possible to predict by the...

Sometimes ago I was discussing with some folks and nurturing this idea of carrying out a research on predicting where you gonna be in the shortest while by...

Amazon Takes Maps API Out Of Beta – The End Of Google Maps For...

It seems that Google Maps on your Kindle Fire won't be the default option for much longer. Back in September, the online retail giant introduced a beta version of...

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...

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