Tag: LBS

by JD Lasica

From left, screenshots of the new app Now, EyeEm and Gogobot. This is the second in an ongoing series on the state of geolocation apps, sites and services. Also see: “How the geolocation revolution has evolved” In part one of this series, we looked back at the early days of geolocation, with Platial kicking off […] more »

by Paul Lamb

I recently took another look at Organic City, a project launched in 2006 to provide residents of Oakland, California with a place to listen to and share stories about happenings in their respective neighborhoods or to take audio and video tours of the city – all created by locals. The stories are tagged to specific […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Here is one vision of the mobile future aimed at one of the most (technologically) overlooked segments of the U.S. population…low income and ethnic communities. Imagine a Latino youth living in East Oakland, California – one of the toughest urban neighborhoods in America: “My name is Jose Gutierrez. I am 18 years old and live […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Apple’s announcement yesterday of a GPS-enabled iPhone is further fanning the flames of excitement around location based services and mobile social networking. Being able to connect with friends (and strangers), and to interact with your immediate environment via your smartphone is the new new thing. But we still have a ways to go with all […] more »

by Paul Lamb

I recently began playing around with a new service called GeoGraffiti, which allows you to post or access voice notes or “markers” while at a specific physical location using any cell phone. I like the idea of localized, user generated information which GeoGraffiti is a platform for. Everything from getting traffic tips to the real […] more »