Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Amazon Map API goes into beta, Google Map to face more blow

Amazon recently launched out the beta version of Amazon Map API  for its mobile app SDK. This gives developers an alternative to Google Map API. This...

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...

East African Geo Start-Ups Creating Awesome Location-Based Solutions

As the rate of mobile phone usage grows exponentially in Africa, some smart folks in East Africa are awesomely leveraging the situation to  empower...

Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

Foursquare splits into two separate apps, will this big change save the service?

Last Thursday Foursquare surprised everyone announcing that it will be splitting its current location-based app into two separate services. The first one will stay...

Yosemite Park using GPS to track bears to prevent dangerous run-ins

Every year over 4 million guests visit Yosemite National Park hoping to get close to nature. But sometimes, nature can get a little too close......

Talkbits – Location-Aware Voice Messaging App

New interesting idea, that connects the traditional sense of a cell phone with smartphone location-awareness. Zurich-based startup Talkbits is combining elements of a walkie-talkie...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Uchaguzi: Mapping Elections in Kenya

The power of maps! When we can use Maps to monitor elections on a real time basis to ensure fairness;  you know that this...

Business Intelligence Driven Through Real-Time Data and Social Maps

When faced with a power outage, the last thing I want to do is to figure out the customer service number of the Utility...

When2Leave? Get an alert when the traffic dies down!

Traffic information can be really useful especially when you have to plan your daily commutes. You can check the map apps for traffic information....

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