Tag: location-based services

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 Aleksandra Chojnacka

In the journey to launch our CityCircles beta site, we encountered many bumps in the road that turned out to be valuable lessons, and important opportunities. Below is some of what we’ve learned. And for those not familiar with our project, here’s a description of what we’re building: CityCircles is a collaborative platform where users […] more »

by Paul Lamb

There has been a lot of hype in mobile media circles about how the Summer Olympics are signaling a watershed moments in broadcasting and media access on the fly. According to Nielson, 23 per cent US and 17 per cent of UK mobile internet users will be tracking the games through their phone browser, and […] 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 »

by Leslie Rule

Once upon a time, four travelers began a global quest… So says the video that launches, Urbanista Diaries, the second phase of the Nokia’s advertising campaign for its N82 series phone. The first phase of the campaign followed four of Nokia’s favorite bloggers on a trip around the world armed only with, “their wits, guile, […] more »