Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

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...

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 + GPS + Nokia Maps = Game Changer

At the beginning of August Barnes & Noble's tablet/e-book reader has been equipped with WiFi based navigation ForeverMaps 2 that is using Open Street...

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...

Facebook Has Launched New ‘Nearby’ Feature – Foursquare and Yelp Killer?

Did you also had the feeling that Facebook is not really making much use of location? After acquisition of Gowalla in Dec last year...

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...

Google discontinues location-based service “LATITUDE”

Google Inc has announced that it is going to pull the plug on it's location based service LATITUDE. Latitude, a location based app allows you...

Barnes & Noble’s Nook gets Navigation, Maps and LBS. What will Amazon do?

Generally people like me who lives outside US don't give a damn about Nook because it's not officially available in Europe . We do...

This Week in Location Based Marketing – Episode 57

"This Week in Location Based Marketing" is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association and Untether.tv by Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan. In the...

The location-based analytics market in US is set to overcome privacy concerns and grow...

  According to ABI Research - technology market research company - the location-based analytics market in US will reach the $9bn in value by 2016. Currently...

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...

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