Via way of GigaOm and thanks to @jeffharrison I found out that Brightkite is getting out of the social location check-in space… an interesting move, although not entirely a huge surprise, as the company seems to be planning to focus more on their group text functionality, which is apparently the fastest growing component of their services. This from GigaOM… “Now, group texting will move from an add-on service to become the main engine driving Brightkite, which has about a million users currently. The company said it hopes to become the default text messaging app for smartphone users, offering free messaging along with features like groups, photos and integrated location-sharing.” IS seems also that Brightkite is bolstering their Android offerings as seen in this blub from their blog... We are about to roll out our new Brightkite Android application that includes some exciting new features, notably the ability for Brightkite to be your default text messaging app – handling ALL your messaging from one app, saving you money with free texting while giving you many more capabilities than regular texting: [Read more…] about Brightkite Says goodbye to Social check-ins, posts and streams
Archives for December 12, 2010
We follow the Geo Twitter-sphere very closely… the following are just a few of the tweets that got our attention and we’ve “faved” in the past couple of days
- @hurricanecoastAre you a top notch mobile guru AND you love OpenStreetMap? We’re looking for some top developers! Fun stuff could be in your future!
- @mashable 4 Ways to Find Legal Music for Your YouTube Videos
- @aschottmuller BUDGET: How Much Will You Spend on Social Media Next Year? Haven’t a Clue?
- @govloop On GovLoop: Please stop telling me how great you are
- @openstreetmap OpenStreetMap Gets Noticed by Microsoft, AOL
- @intoMobile Google Maps bringing offline mode and vector-based mapping to Android
- @gigaom New Google Mobile Maps Lean More on the Phone, Less on the Cloud
- @mike_elgin Baby Jesus fitted with GPS to prevent theft from nativity scenes
- @cageyjames The United States of America According to Google Autocomplete
- @the_GA 25 winter teaching ideas for primary and secondary geography
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