Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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,...

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...

Where’s the nearest… Electric vehicle charging station!

If you considering to go green and buy an electric vehicle, the first thing you'll probably google is if there is a charging station nearby...

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...

Battery-friendly positioning for your smartphone – finally possible with Skyhook SDK

Everybody loves Location-Based Services (well... at least those who are reading this particular blog) but there always have been problem with  persistent background location...

IPHONE 4S combines GPS and GLONASS for Precise Geolocation.

Interestingly grand, to realise that my new IPHONE 4S can refine my geolocation combining GPS + GLONASS satellites.  Is that to say,  I could...

East African Geo Start-Ups Creating Awesome Location-Based Solutions

As the rate of mobile phone usage grows exponentially in Africa, some smart folks in East Africa are awesomely leveraging the situation to  empower...

To pay or not to pay – Google Maps dilemma

Back in 2010 when we were playing with friends doing some mapping mash-ups, I've asked one of them "Why are you using Open Street...

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...

Geo-Tagging helps fight corruption in Philippines

Geo-Tagging has been used in a lot of cool and fun ways in the past. Most of us would have geotagged friends on Facebook...

Apple’s mapping puzzles

What will Apple do with its $97.6bn reserves? Maybe their own mapping solution... From couple of years Apple started collecting pieces of a perfect mapping...

TomTom – Go Live 1535M – Social media in your satnav – is it...

  Announced on  Aug 29th 2011, TomTom's Go Live 1535M now expands to Canada.This model offers you dashboard tweeting and access to Yelp's recommendations. There are several useful...

Nokia 3D World Gaze – hit or kitsch?

  Nokia Beta Labs Scientists released new Symbian application  called Nokia 3D World Gaze. It actually looks very cool but it seems to be another gadget app -...

Types of Location Based Marketing

Marketers have many choices to location enable a campaign based on campaign objectives. In most of the cases Location Based Marketing campaigns are leveraging...

Next big thing for drones is here!

History simply shows us that of all the awful things about wars, they do have one positive outcome - development of new technologies! As...

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