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Dennis Crowley On Using Foursquare To Build The Marauder's Map

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A lot of people might think of Foursquare as that checkin app with badges and leader boards and finding out where your friends are. But it’s a lot more than that now, thanks to all the map data and information that they know about places people are going to. In...
Dennis Crowley On Using Foursquare To Build The Marauder's Map

Making it easier to browse places in Google Earth

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Google Earth is a great way to take a quick tour around your neighborhood or fly to your next holiday destination. Infomation about hotels, parks, mountains and other interesting places is available at your fingertips. You can check out the nearest bus or train station for a spontaneous trip or...
Making it easier to browse places in Google Earth
Facebook's Mobile App Just Got Better At Finding New Places

Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force

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Grafetee, a location-bookmarking startup with backing from Finnish government, has officially launched. The company’s apps, available for free on the App Store and Play Store, make it easier for users to find, bookmark, and share places of interest with their friends, family, and the Finnish police force. Essentially, Grafetee is...
Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force

Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

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One of the more innovative features of Nokia’s new Lumia phones is now available for prior models. The company released its City Lens software to the Windows Phone Marketplace; free for Lumia 710, 800 and 900 handsets. The app, in beta since May, uses augmented reality to provide on-screen information...
Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users

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Wow, AroundMe has really been flying under the radar. The location-aware mobile search app is announcing today that it’s now passed the 6 million mark for monthly unique visitors. To put that in perspective, Yelp’s mobile apps see 5.7 million+ monthly uniques these days. Not bad, then, considering AroundMe has...
Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users
Google's location-based Field Trip serendipitous discovery app comes to iOS
Roamz Prepares A "Street View For Social" Using New Google Maps iOS SDK

Google Now may actually be the iGoogle replacement you've been waiting for

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After the demise of iGoogle, most users were left with an Internet landing page of frequently visited websites and applications or add-ons from their browser of choice. But it's possible that Google has something else in the works—something that will integrate Android's powerful, contextually aware Google Now with the...
Google Now may actually be the iGoogle replacement you've been waiting for

Furthering Its Monetization Strategy, Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates Pilot Program

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Building on the launch of its Local Updates product for businesses last week, Foursquare announced plans to roll out Promoted Updates on Wednesday, marking the company’s further push into offering a more comprehensive array of tools for its merchant partners. Similar to Local Updates, Promoted Updates allow businesses to push...
Furthering Its Monetization Strategy, Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates Pilot Program

Discovery App Spindle Beefs Up Its Search Product

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Spindle, the mobile-only discovery app that allows users to better find places of interest around them, pushed a significant update on Thursday, amping up the app’s search capabilities to a much larger degree. Users will now be able to continuously search for keywords, which will notify them if a place...
Discovery App Spindle Beefs Up Its Search Product

Foursquare for iPhone, Android enhanced with new Explore features and menu info

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A hungry sojourner should find a more satisfying experience tracking down a good meal if refreshed iPhone and Android applications from Foursquare deliver on their promise to simplify the discovery of places. The New York location-based company, currently in the midst of a rebrand, has shipped colorful Explore tab updates...
Foursquare for iPhone, Android enhanced with new Explore features and menu info
Evernote And Honda Held A Hackathon And These Are The Best Apps From It

Google's new Field Trip app begins the journey to serendipitous geo-computing

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Google is today releasing version 1.0 of a new app called “Field Trip” that runs in the background and provides users with information about their surroundings as they navigate the world. After setting the frequency of Field Trip notifications, the app works without a user having to activate it,...
Google's new Field Trip app begins the journey to serendipitous geo-computing

Google improves maps for several countries, helps you follow the path well trodden

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So it seems the team at Mountain View won't rest until the whole world is mapped to within an inch of its cartographic life. Good for us though, and especially folk in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Macau, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore and Vatican City. Those nations...
Google improves maps for several countries, helps you follow the path well trodden
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site

Microsoft updates 6 core Windows 8 apps, turning News into a Google Reader replacement

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Announced this morning, and partially released over the night, Bing’s AppEx team has updated six core Windows 8 applications: News, Weather, Finance, Travel, Sports, and Maps. These are among the applications that are pre-installed on Windows 8, meaning that they are present on north of 60 million computers that run...
Microsoft updates 6 core Windows 8 apps, turning News into a Google Reader replacement

Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense

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Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense is a post from Chris PirilloI am still on the fence when it comes to location-based applications. I can honestly see both sides of the coin. On one side, they can be useful when trying to make plans and connect with others. On the darker...
Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense
Google brings Field Trip local guide app to iPhone, iPod touch

iWatchLife with Samsung SmartCam monitoring system hands-on (video)

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Today we got a first look at iWatchLife's just-announced partnership with Samsung Techwin. The new service pairs the Samsung SmartCam SNH-1011 with iWatchLife's cloud-based server to provide all the home-monitoring data your paranoid heart requires. Sure, motion-detection systems are nothing new, but the distinction here is that you can...
iWatchLife with Samsung SmartCam monitoring system hands-on (video)
Google's location-based Field Trip serendipitous discovery app comes to iOS

Recce app turns London into a charming toy town to show what's around you

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Recce is a new app for finding the things around you in London. There are many applications that offer mapping and pins for local restaurants and landmarks, but this one is so cute, it’s definitely worth a mention. What makes Recce appealing is the detail that has been added to...
Recce app turns London into a charming toy town to show what's around you

Nokia City Lens comes out of beta

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Click here to view the video on YouTube. TweetLast week we were talking about all the new features of Nokia Maps for the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820. Nokia Maps is going to work completely offline, offer voice guided turn-by-turn navigation and venue maps. What is even...
Nokia City Lens comes out of beta

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

Courting Brands and Developers, Foursquare Unveils Connected Apps Platform

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Continuing its push towards becoming a social discovery engine for local places of interest, Foursquare announced on Thursday a developer preview of its connected apps platform. The move essentially allows third-party apps to offer suggestions based on user check-ins; Foodspotting, for example, suggests dishes to order at restaurants, while Path...
Courting Brands and Developers, Foursquare Unveils Connected Apps Platform

Google's location-aware pocket tour guide app Field Trip comes to iOS

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Google on Thursday released its location-aware Field Trip tour guide app for iOS. You can download it now directly from the Apple App Store. Previously, the app was only available for Android, arriving on the scene back in September 2012. Now it’s available for iOS too, although Google notes “this...
Google's location-aware pocket tour guide app Field Trip comes to iOS

Google Street View adds Hungary and Lesotho, hits 50 country milestone

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If you've been taking far too many virtual road trips after employing the (unofficial) Street View Hyperlapse chauffeur, you may be running out of places to go next. Well, today Google has added Hungary and Lesotho (a country within South Africa) to the list of lands you can vicariously...
Google Street View adds Hungary and Lesotho, hits 50 country milestone

Previously-searched places now available on Android, iPhone

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Google yesterday rolled out a handy new feature to its mobile search page on Android and iPhone smartphones that provides access to the list of past places-related search queries. According to a post over at the official Google Mobile blog, the new Recent icon “shows information about places you have...
Previously-searched places now available on Android, iPhone

Twitter Acquires Social Startup Spindle

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Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social startup focused on the location and check-in space, and discovering local places of interest nearby. “We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: ‘What’s happening nearby right now?’,” Spindle said in a company blog...
Twitter Acquires Social Startup Spindle

Facebook Pushes Into Crowded Territory -- Again -- With Local Discovery Update

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If at first you don’t succeed…well, you know how it goes. As does Facebook, which is pushing hard into local discovery territory with “Nearby,” an updated feature inside of its mobile app which offers suggestions on businesses and places of interest that you may want to check out. Nearby functions...
Facebook Pushes Into Crowded Territory -- Again -- With Local Discovery Update
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