Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Strava heat map exposes secret military locations, sparks security fears

In June 2014, Strava, which offers cycling and running tracking apps for multiple fitness platforms, claimed to be tracking over 1 million activities per...

What3Words Mobile App Review

Until recently, I have only known about What3Words. I’ve read blog posts about it, seen the TED talk by their CEO, and have seen...

Location Intelligence: Foursquare does an amazing job predicting Chipotle’s Q1 results

Two weeks before Chipotle was set to announce its Q1 results, Foursquare's CEO wrote a blog post on medium predicting that the chain will...

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...

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...

Location-Based Services – Industry Standards

This is one those boring however necessary posts. Location-Based Services are a convergence of heterogeneous technologies, built from several separate components. In order to...

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,...

Foursquare says its location data can predict Amazon, Walmart’s next acquisition

The battle of the biggest shopping haven in the United States is hotting up with both Amazon and Walmart on a buying spree of...

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...

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...

Location Based Services – emergency applications

One of the fundamental application of LBS is utilizing the ability to locate an individual calling to emergency response agency (911 in US, 112...

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...

Twist App Will Tell People When You’ll Arrive

Simple but brilliant idea for an app! My girlfriend is always late for meetings and I can think about a lot of better things...

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...

Google Eddystone: What does the iBeacon Rival mean for next-gen Location based apps

Bluetooth beacons represent the next step in indoor positioning and are part of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. Using low-powered Bluetooth Beacons...

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