Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

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...

How accurate is your smartphone’s GPS in an urban jungle?

GPS in our phones in an amazing invention. It connects the virtual space of the Internet with the physical world. Smartphones can quite precisely pinpoint...

Valarm: “might make” towards “makes”

Technological development “might make” this happen. If you want to rewrite the sentence,   Valarm “makes” this happen, here is a hint; a story you...

Nokia, Google, Apple – Mapping Comparison By Nokia

One of Nokia's biggest assets are surely Location-Based Services with Navteq database (acquired for $8,1 bln in 2007). The biggest value of Nokia Maps...

LBS gains momentum in South Africa.

  The recent TNS research suggests that about 9% of South Africans use LBS services and about 53% will be keen to be tracked by LBS services...

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...

!Waytag – different concept of location

What else can be done with location? There are hundreds of GPS navigation brands and location-based services that are adding value to users 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...

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,...

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...

Wanna hack a drone? Possible with geo-location spoofing!

Geo-location or GPS spoofing can be seen as an attempt to deceive a GPS receiver by broadcasting a slightly more powerful signal than that received...

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...

A big comeback of location sharing. First Google and now Facebook. Who will be...

Location-sharing is not a new idea. Remember Foursquare, Gowalla, and Google Latitude among others? Most of these services don't exist anymore. The value proposition...

Podcast: Best Practices on Creating a Successful Location Based Marketing Campaign

Today I found this interesting podcast from Inbound Now with a guest Aaron Strout - co-author of Location Based Marketing For Dummies. It's really...

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