Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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,...

Apple’s mapping puzzles

What will Apple do with its $97.6bn reserves? Maybe their own mapping solution... From couple of years Apple started collecting pieces of a perfect mapping...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

“HERE” : The latest location experience from Nokia

Nokia rebrands its digital mapping and location services with a new name titled "HERE". HERE is no longer just an app, all of Nokia's...

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...

Facebook rolls out new location-based feature “Nearby Friends” in US

Last week Facebook released its new location-based feature for apps called 'Nearby Friends'.  We've been hearing about it for a long time already and...

Good news, Google launches walking direction-enabled Maps for about 44 African Countries: Now, the...

Google Lat Long blog says ''Google Maps for Africa gets better'', how better is this better?. Oh!, walking directions launched!. That sounds like a...

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...

Nokia 3D World Gaze – hit or kitsch?

  Nokia Beta Labs Scientists released new Symbian application  called Nokia 3D World Gaze. It actually looks very cool but it seems to be another gadget app -...

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...

New Pew Report – 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services.

According to the report published by Pwe Research Center on the 6th of September 2011 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based...

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 (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...

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...

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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