Yellow Pages Group (YPG) has launched a program devoted to supporting Canadian application developers and aspiring entrepreneurs in building location-based services they can take to market. About the program… YPG’s YellowAPI Developer Program will help web and mobile application developers, across all platforms including iOS, Blackberry and Android, in producing their apps through BETA funding as well as access to internal YPG resources such as consultation on design, quality assurance, legal guidance and technical assistance.The first four participants in the program, will push their applications live over the coming weeks: [Read more…] about Yellow Pages Encourages entrepreneurs to build location-based services
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Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) is teaming up with location-based gaming tech company SCVNGR to host Explore with Nexus S 4G, a city-wide mobile treasure hunt on Saturday, June 4 in Kansas City. This is a free event that will challenge Kansas City residents to fun, location-based games throughout downtown Kansas City for a chance to win a $20,000 cash Grand Prize and Samsung electronics.
Teams of two will use Nexus S 4G smartphones, provided by Samsung, to search downtown Kansas City to compete in a series of location-based challenges developed by SCVNGR in an attempt to earn the most points and win prizes. Nexus S 4G by Google and Samsung will give participants access to premium features and services that will help them navigate and explore the city and compete in challenges as they hunt for the ultimate prize. Note, the event will benefit the local YMCA – see more details HERE or Teams can sign up by visiting www.ExploreWithNexusS4G.com.
The new, Louisiana local impact map from Esri shows age and population for each parish in the FEMA 100 year flood zone. Click on a parish to see age distribution for the impacted area. Additional basemap layers and social layers can be added to the map while users can also search multiple hash tags to target a variety of social content. Data sources for the service include Esri Inc, FEMA and various social content.
Select the Social button at the top right of the map to select social media to display (YouTube videos, Tweets, or Flickr photos). See below or jump here to see the web service directly