Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Nokia’s HERE maps opens a new self-service portal for developers

Nokia launched its new mapping self-service portal for their-party developers. Although HERE API offer a lot of great features, before now developers had to...

PathSense – new location API without GPS and battery drain

Recently I come around an interesting start-up called PathSense. It promises a precise positioning for location-based apps with 90% less battery drain compared to GPS...

Yosemite Park using GPS to track bears to prevent dangerous run-ins

Every year over 4 million guests visit Yosemite National Park hoping to get close to nature. But sometimes, nature can get a little too close......

The US Mobile App Report – Google Maps App 64.5M Users, Apple Maps 42M

A few weeks ago comScore -  a digital research company published its annual US Mobile App Report. What's interesting is that only two map...

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,...

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...

NoiseTube – cool crowd-source noise mapping app

  Let's be honest, we live in a very loud world. Road traffic, construction sites, ambulances and other sounds create urban cacophony, which is not only a form...

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...

5 Alternative Apps for Those Who Hate the New Google Maps

For those who "despise" the new Google Maps but are constantly fans of geolocation... You practically can't please everybody. Because of the different traits, characters,...

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...

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...

Your smart phone will soon be able to predict where your going in next...

What results come out from Nokia Mobile Data Challenge  (data from smartphones of almost 200 participants captured constantly for 1+ year)? Researchers from University of Birmingham claim...

Cloak – location-based anti-social app lets you avoid annoying friends and exes

Mass usage of location-based networks and apps has a certain risk... unintentionally you might give strangers easy access to you sensitive private data about...

The interactive map of taxi trips in New York city

In order to optimize anything such as money, time, efforts and resources, one should understand the ground realities and behavioral pattern on how things are changing...

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...

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