Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Heartbreaking tragedy shines light on efficacy of Snap Map’s web debut

Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to...

Apple’s iOS8 silent war against location tracking

The truth is that our location is being constantly tracked... By NSA, by Google, Facebook, Foursquare, by governments, marketeers and location analytics firms. Companies...

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,...

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...

Location-Based Gaming

Traditional open-air (location-based) games like Hide-and-seek or Capture the flag brought hours of fun to many of us when we were kids. Then consoles and computer...

Nokia – to be or not to be? Solution: Location!!!

Two days ago there was thrilling news announced - Nokia is planning to cut 10,000 jobs to return to profitability level. The cuts are...

Apple vs. Google – Mapping World War

Just over a month ago I've been writing that I feel in my guts that Apple is about to launch their own mapping solution. Two days later...

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...

Waze wants to make your navigation work in tunnels using Bluetooth beacons

You can't beat the physics, when you drive through a tunnel you lose a GPS signal. Most likely your navigation app will emulate your...

Nokia (HERE) will offer free maps to Samsung users

Location-based apps by HERE (which is Nokia's brand for mapping products) has been associated  with Windows Phone  for a very long time. HERE tried...

Zaarly – realtime, local marketplace

  Zaarly is a web and mobile service that connects buyers and sellers in a localized market place. In other words it links people who...

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...

Geo-Privacy and Personal Location Information

We share our location thousands of times a day, sometimes we explicitly share with individuals, other times we share to specific platforms, and still...

Microsoft details challenges it’s facing with indoor navigation app Path Guide

In June 2017, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, passed the 45 million annual passengers mark. Soon, this number would...

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...

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