Posts tagged as: Geolocation

RIM Updates BlackBerry with Geolocation Service

RIM today caught up to smartphone rivals by adding a geolocation service, called the  BlackBerry Application Platform Locate Service,  to its phones. The approach lets BlackBerries find their position without needing a true GPS unit. Like most other devices, they can use cell site triangulation to get a reasonable position when GPS either isn’t present […]

Local Faves Added to iPhone Apps

Skyhook Wireless has announced that four iPhone apps have integrated the Local Faves social location framework. The diverse set of apps, for wine drinkers, parents, birders, and music lovers, are all taking advantage of social location to make their apps more engaging. Local Faves is a framework that brings the best engagement tactics from web […]

Brightkite Shows Geo-Soc Users Engage with Local Promotions

Brightkite is finding its users respond well to local promotions, with many campaigns seeing response rates of more than two percent with the best campaigns achieving five to 10 percent response rates. So far in 2010, Brightkite users have benefited from a range of incentives offered by brands including free and discounted: Drinks Meals, appetizers […]

FoursquareX Brings Location Sharing to Mac OS X

FoursquareX announced that it is utilizing the new location feature built into Snow Leopard, the newest version of Mac OS X, to allow for check-ins to the popular Foursquare application via your desktop, eliminating the app’s sole availability on mobile phones. FoursquareX is one of the first apps to utilize Snow Leopard’s built-in Core Location […]

Opera and Skyhook Wireless Bring Geolocation to the Web

Opera Software and Skyhook Wireless today announced their partnership to bring geolocation to the Web. Users can now simply choose to share their location with any Web site and get a range of information about related products and services around them. Whether it is local searching, social networking, geotagging photos, local advertising or discovering nearby […]

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