Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

How 3 word addresses helped to combat the cholera outbreak in Tanzania

What3Words is a simple idea that has slowly transformed the way the world uses addresses especially in developing countries that lack perfect addressing systems (Related: What3Words,...

Location Based Services – a little bit of theory

  Fig.1.  Location Based Services In this post I'm summing up a little bit of theory about Location Based Services (LBS) that I will use for...

Wikipedia “Nearby” – Location-Based Wiki Search

Wikipedia has launched a new feature called "Nearby" that suggests articles based on a user's location. This Nearby page is accessible via the main menu in the mobile...

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...

Zaarly – realtime, local marketplace

  Zaarly is a web and mobile service that connects buyers and sellers in a localized market place. In other words it links people who...

Geo-Privacy and Personal Location Information

We share our location thousands of times a day, sometimes we explicitly share with individuals, other times we share to specific platforms, and still...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Urban Engines: Public Transit app

In a civilized urban cities, it is always challenging task to optimize our time to travel with in the city. However, visualization of reliable...

This app will let you track location of your Comcast technician

Interesting use case of location-based technologies. As part of the company's attempt to improve customer service Comcast announced a new features to their app that...

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...

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