Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mozilla Location Service: An open-source geolocation initiative

Google for "Location Privacy" and you end with 1,990,000,000 results!! Although all of us are excited and passionate about the possibilities of Geospatial technology, we...

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...

Yes,where you gonna be in the next 24 hours possible to predict by the...

Sometimes ago I was discussing with some folks and nurturing this idea of carrying out a research on predicting where you gonna be in the shortest while by...

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...

Security and privacy issues of LBS (geo-apps)

Mobility became part of our personal liberty. Also the market noticed this trend in geo-development and reacted with an increasing availability of location based...

The power of maps: Localising violence acts in South Africa

The motivation for launching a map of violence in South Africa are the upcoming elections that are suspect to become violent as service delivery...

Location, Location, Location – Infographic

Location, location, location - this is the most known marketing phrase ever, but it's as well the most true marketing phrase ever! Now in...

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...

Here On Biz – Location-Sharing for Business Professionals

LinkedIn is a great service but surprisingly it lacks of the most basic feature - geolocation. How is it even possible that such a...

New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit...

TED talks: How to fool a GPS

I found today this interesting TED talk by Todd Humphreys - the director of the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory. He forecasts...

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