Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

New Earthquake Alert Smartphone App That Saves Lives

Earthquakes take thousands of lives in China every year. One of the biggest in recent history was in 2008 when as many as 90,000...

New Nokia’s Mapping Platfrom Called “Here” Coming to iOS and Android

Nokia announced their new rebranded and enhanced version of Nokia Maps called Here. It will be available as both a free app and API for developers. According...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Image2Geographic-Coordinate: A new Location Referencing System

This reminds me of  one of my Reference System’s classes in the Institute for Geoinformatics Muenster, Germany, when the professor asked to mention different...

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...

Types of Location Based Marketing

Marketers have many choices to location enable a campaign based on campaign objectives. In most of the cases Location Based Marketing campaigns are leveraging...

How wireless carriers are making money on selling your location?

Most of us are more or less aware that in the era of the digital, connected world, where all of us are online 24h...

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...

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...

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...

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