Foursquare released a new iPhone app today for iOS7 with an updated design and push notifications that offer helpful information and tips for places near you.
This app, which shows people what is happening in their immediate vicinity, has surpassed 10 million users, with over 1 million users joining every month.
Guest Post Andy Thurai is chief architect and CTO of Intel App security and Big Data (@AndyThurai). David Houlding is privacy strategist at Intel (@DavidHoulding).
The StartX company aims to make e-commerce, transportation, and shipping easier in emerging markets.
Aisle411 collects data on retailers’ inventory, in-store product locations, and floor plan information. It turns this data into digital maps that help consumers find what they are looking for.
It looks like Twitter is once again experimenting with new features on its iOS app, this time with one that highlights local events that are happening around you.
You can tell if people are clicking on your mobile ads, but if that ad drives them to visit a physical store rather than your online store, how can you tell?
Locaid, a Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) startup, has closed $4.05 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing released today.
Realtime firehose access will give Gnip data about every checkin that happens on Foursquare. Gnip then bundles and re-sells the data, mostly to big brands.
The end goal, the companies said, is a combination of the two entities’ areas of expertise: physical location and online retail.
Square processes $10 billion in consumer purchases each year. That adds up to a whole mountain of data about what you buy where and when.
Google already has five of the six most popular apps in America, with Google Maps, Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play. But that is apparently not enough for the search-and-mobile-and-everything giant.
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it’s also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
Three billion tweets and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare’s case, that means the “Best of” series, which highlights “the most awesome places in cities across the U.S.”
FourSquare is finally giving small businesses owners what they’ve always wanted: an app to call their own.
Give 2 Charity, a new app from the location analytics company Placed, offers a new spin on digital giving.
It may not save you from being late, but Twist is far more useful than an “OMW” text.
The U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that would take the teeth out of online and mobile stalking by creating new rules for location privacy.
Guest Post AmEx is again upping its game with the latest additions to its iPhone app.
Foursquare is checking into Yelp’s territory with the addition of ratings to its listings.
In an effort to make it easier for new users to sign up, Foursquare has redesigned its homepage.
Imagine walking down the street and getting a ping from your friend about the restaurant you’re standing next to. Your iPhone sends you a notification that this place is one you must check out. Meet Blipboard.
What if you could find products and brands that you like wherever you are?
Smartphones and apps sometimes separate us from the physical world even as we walk through it. But Google has created a virtual tool to help us appreciate the wonder of reality.
Guest Post With all of the grumbling these days about Apple’s new maps in iOS, one would think Apple just made the biggest mistake in its history. Yes, Apple’s maps aren’t as good as Google’s. But Google’s maps weren’t as good as the maps they replaced when Google switched away from its data providers a few years ago.
Popular photo sharing and editing app EyeEm has today relaunched into version 3.0 on iOS and Android with a live discovery tool in what is arguably, the first of its kind.
Location analytics company Placed is bringing its technology to mobile websites, allowing you to see where your mobile web visitors are physically located when accessing your site.
Skout chief executive Christian Wiklund (right)
Just a day after Facebook quietly added a feature to find your friends nearby, Apple has reportedly added similar functionality courtesy of its relationship with local business review service Yelp.
Guest Post The South by Southwest (SXSW) conferences have given geeks a lot of social inroads over the last few years. They brought us blogging, then microblogging; they were a launchpad for Twitter and Foursquare. Thanks to those web services, meeting at SXSW IRL (In Real Life) turned the geeks hiding behind glowing screens into “friends”.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eoZRBUZpX0&w=560&h=315] Grindr is a huge success, as apps go. The location-based dating app for men-loving men has won several awards and counts millons of gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men among its users.
Google Maps for Android has just launched a new update that tackles some of the toughest navigation challenges around: the interior world.
CSR is adding the new feature of indoor tracking to its line of SiRFusion location technology, the company announced today.