Category Archives: LBS

AT&T Location-Based Service to Help Companies Prevent Fraud

TweetSomething new for business from AT&T – AT&Tplans to pilot a new service that arms companies with the ability to confirm the location of participating customers who opt-in to advanced protection against fraud when they travel internationally.

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Wifarer Mobile Indoor Positioning on Android Guides Me Through the @RoyalBCmuseum

TweetYesterday afternoon I took a trip to the BC Museum… not purely for fun (Ok, seeing the dinosaur exhibit was a blast! ) but I also went to test out some killer indoor positioning technology. Indoor positioning is a real … Continue reading

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Waze Crowd Sourced Traffic to feed ABC San fran Affiliate With Real Time reports

TweetEver wondered about how crowd-sourced services like Waze and others can monetize their offerings? Here’s some very cool information from Waze (think free, mobile, community sourced traffic data) on a new relationship with ABC 7 news in San Fran as … Continue reading

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A Few Favorite Mobile, Social Location Articles from 2011

TweetOver the past year we’ve authored and published more than 100 feature articles on Social location, mobile app development, and location services. the following are some of my favorites that I’d like to share with you.  Most of our articles … Continue reading

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A natural fit as Hootsuite Nabs Vancouver startup, Geotoko

TweetThis one seems to be a natural fit as popular social networking platform, Hootsuite has acquired another Vancouver-based startup, Geotoko. Geotoko technology reports on geo-based social media interactions like key influencers, customer sentiment, and demographic patterns to help businesses draw … Continue reading

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TREASURE SQUARE Extends Foursquare to a Global Adventure Game

TweetTREASURE SQUARE is an interesting new mobile game for iPhone built on the Foursquare API that extends the simple checkin to a fun, adventure game experience. Using the app, the user connects via their foursquare user login and then begins … Continue reading

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LocalSocial Proximity Platform for LBS App Development

TweetHere’s details of what’s known as a Proximity Platform from Rococo Software (Ireland) . The dev team tells us about it… Developers can use LocalSocial to build proximity-enabled applications that can react when near to a person, device or business … Continue reading

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TomTom Mission To Reduce Traffic Congestion – Traffic Manifesto

TweetHere’s a nice look at how TomTom is using the user’s data to share traffic data and help the network of drivers.  TomTom’s research indicates that it only takes 10% of drivers with TomTom’s HD Traffic service to create a … Continue reading

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Manage Your Location Based Deals with @GeoToko #LBS

TweetWith Geo Location being hot and mobile advertising and couponing being MASSIVE, there’s a huge demand from companies for tools that provide them with the ability to manage and monitor their social location campaigns and marketing efforts… enter GeoToko. The … Continue reading

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Good News, @RunKeeper Pro is Remaining Free

TweetAwesome news about an awesome app… RunKeeper (I use it to keep track of my runs using my iPhone 3GS) will remain free to download the Pro version for an unspecified time. According to the team’s blog, the overwhelming response … Continue reading

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CloudMade Acquires OneStepAhead – supports developers with free cross-platform tool

TweetInteresting news as CloudMade (think OSM, MapZen etc…) Acquires OneStepAhead… recall is was several months ago when CloudMade Raised $12.3 Million in Series B Funding (see It was back in July 2010 when the company announced that the investment … Continue reading

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SimpleGeo Rolls Out Holiday Gifts & SDKs for the Developer / Hacker

TweetRecall a couple of weeks ago SimpleGeo announced details of the public Beta offering of their Context and Places services.  Recall SimpleGeo Context provides relevant contextual information such as geographic boundaries, weather, and demographics for a specific location – obtain … Continue reading

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