Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

Windows Phone 8 – Offline Maps for everyone

Microsoft announced their new operating system Windows Phone 8. Surely it’s not gonna change attitudes of most Apple believers and users of Android, but...

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...

Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

Explore and Book Hotels directly on Google Maps

Surely, this is gonna have a huge effect in keeping Google Maps strongly competitive. Google Map is in constant competition with competitors like the...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

GPS vs WiFi Positioning Accuracy. Study Made with Yelp Check-Ins.

How to use data from millions of check-ins from Location-Based Social Networks? Yelp did a cool study based on its data. They've compared positioning...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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