Posts tagged as: Geolocation

Google Adding More Rules To Requiring Apps To Ask Permission To Access Your Location

Google is updating its Play Store policies to restrict the use of location data by Android apps when they’re not actively running in hopes of giving users more control over their privacy. Right now, any Android app can request permission for such access from the user. Starting in August, apps will only be able to […]

BlackBerry Adds Wi-Fi Geolocation for Apps to OS

RIM late Tuesday gave itself and BlackBerry developers a much requested catch-up in features with news that it had quietly switched on Wi-Fi geolocation. The smartphones can now supplement GPS to get either a faster lock or an alternative. Much like with the GPS itself, apps can either get a fast, under 10 seconds fix […]

Foursquare Brings Notification Tray Feature to iOS

The popular check-in app Foursquare brought its new notification tray feature to the iOS version of its app, having made the feature available on the Android version last week. The iPhone version also sports the new check-in format, a feature that has not yet migrated to the Android version. Foursquare users are automatically “checked-in” at […]

Foursquare Debuts Promoted Events for Superbowl

Foursquare is showcasing a new feature on Super Bowl Sunday – promoted events. During the game just check in on Foursquare and you’ll see the promoted trending venue. Show your support for either the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Giving them a virtual “Go Team!”  by shouting “Go Steelers” or “Go Packers” gets you […]

Garmin Debuts New Geocaching Community Online

Garmin International has announced the creation of, a completely free online community for creating, sharing and finding geocaches around the world. An exciting and engaging outdoor activity, geocaching combines exploration, education, entertainment and recreation. At, everyone can enjoy all of the caches and helpful information -“ the tips, descriptions, previous attempts, mass downloads, […]

Gowalla and Disney Team for Geo-Adventuring

Disney Parks and Gowalla have joined to provide park-goers a new way to explore Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.   Starting today, visitors to these parks can engage with family and friends around the world through the custom Disney Gowalla pages and Passport Stamps, and track their experiences at Disney. “Gowalla is the perfect […]

Skyhook Sues Google Over Android Geolocation

Skyhook on Wednesday sued Google for allegedly abusing its control over Android to exclude competitors for geolocation services.  The Boston  court lawsuit accused Google of preventing Android phone makers from using Skyhook’s positioning, such as its Wi-Fi triangulation.   Instead force them to  Google’s own positioning code. “There was a time when Google tried to […]

Pizza Hut Offers Discount to Foursquare Mayors

Pizza Hut has announced a promotion with location-based service foursquare, becoming one of the first pizza chains to launch a national promotion with foursquare in the United States. The promotion rewards the “Mayor” of each restaurant with a free single order of breadsticks with the purchase of a large pizza. The deal begins tomorrow and […]

VH1 Creates a New Foursquare Badge for Music Lovers

Starting today, music lovers can earn the ‘VH1 Fanatic Badge,’ a new foursquare badge that concert-goers can earn by following VH1 on foursquare at Using foursquare’s GPS-enabled application on their mobile devices, users can check-in at over 10,000 music venues in the foursquare database, including rock clubs and concert halls nationwide. Users will be […]

Gowalla Brings Geo Fun and Discounts to ComicCon

Comic-Con kicks off this week and Gowalla is bring it’s location based mobile madness to the fun that all of you going to San Diego will have. Gowalla is rolling out custom discounts, giveaways, Trips, Stamps, and Pins created just for Comic-Con as well as introducing several partnerships! Here are just a few interesting things […]

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