geolocation

  • Recce, A Rich, Interactive Map That’s Also A Gaming Platform, Launches With $4M From NEA

    Recce, A Rich, Interactive Map That’s Also A Gaming Platform, Launches With $4M From NEA

    While we wait for the full-throttle effect of Apple Maps in iOS6, a new app has launched today that is raising the game for what we should be expecting out of the world of social-mobile-local services. Recce — pronounced “wreckie”, British slang for “reconnaissance” (only English people would make slang out of a word like that) — presents a 3D, animated… Read More

  • With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

    With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

    With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it … “The Sharepocalypse”. Social feeds now disseminate content in realtime, but the problem of course is that a lot of this sharing gets lost in the noise — and with content piling up… Read More

  • Geolocation’s Potential Heats Up With Geoloqi’s Battery-Saving Tech

    Geolocation’s Potential Heats Up With Geoloqi’s Battery-Saving Tech

    Geoloqi, a name you may know because of the mobile app that once provided automatic Foursquare check-ins and geofenced reminders, is today launching its next-generation location platform as an SDK. Although previously available in API format for developers’ use, the new iOS and Android SDK makes it even easier for developers to drop in location services into their apps, whether those… Read More

  • So Now Facebook Has Check-Ins — What About Twitter?

    So Now Facebook Has Check-Ins — What About Twitter?

    At an event on Wednesday, Facebook unveiled Places, their new location element that allows users to check-in to venues. Obviously, this mimics the core feature of smaller startups like Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, and dozens of others. The move of the big boys into this space was inevitable, but it is somewhat surprising that it has taken this long. The next question may be: will Twitter… Read More

  • Domino's pursues type-A, control freak demographic

    Want to know what in the hell’s taking the pizza guy so long? Order from Domino’s from now on. You can use the new Pizza Tracker feature to keep an eye on your pizza’s location, accurate to within 40 seconds (which in pizza time is an eternity). You’ll also be privy to your driver’s first name and you’ll be able to rate that driver. But why do drivers… Read More