Where Are You? – GPS Tracker v1.2 (Paid Version) Android Apk App …


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One of the things I’ve been looking at over several years is an application that helps people find children, elderly people, people who many need medications, blind, disabled etc. Where those people are capable of using a mobile phone and therefore will carry one, this couold be an excellent application for safety and peace of mind. 

 

The Where Are You? GPS Tracker (aka PingBot) listens for incoming SMS/Text messages looking for the keyword ‘ping’ followed by your secret word. Once it receives the proper command, it returns a link with your current …

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Betaworks Acquires And Relaunches Hownow, The Semi-Anonymous Hyperlocal Social Network iPhone App.


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I suspect there are a lot of people who would like to participate in social media, but have concerns over privacy. Anonymity may be the difference for them to participate. Of course if you don’t know who you are talking to, you also need to question validity, safety, security and value. On the other hand it could be fun.

 

On one end of the spectrum, networks like Twitter and Facebook have acted as catalysts to organizing events like the Arab Spring or the riots of London.

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Facebook’s Acquisition of Karma Brings Mobile Commerce, App …


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Facebook has just acquired mobile commerce startup Karma, which makes apps for gifting friends and family. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but 16 employees of the startup will be joining Facebook.

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US: Hyundai launches All-New Blue Link Mobile Application | The …


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Now we’re talking, this is what the car of tomorrow is going to be like and a race is about to start for who has the most user friendly features. I’ve never owned a Hyundai and while I’m getting close to my next car, its not on my shopping list. But if a car like this appeared in my price range in New Zealand, I’d be going for a test drive at the very least to try out the features and they could well sway me. 

 

This is the car of the future, mobile apps and entertainment, telematics,remote start (I so miss having that from my old Code Alarm system in my Maxima) local Points of Interest fed live into my car nav. One day we won’t know how we survived without these apps. Today they are just out of reach on the horizon.

 

… horn & lights, lights-only and remote vehicle start (not available on all models); Search, save and send POIs to vehicles for in-car navigation; Innovative new features: car finder, parking meter/timer and vehicle diagnostics …

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Weotta Go: An iPhone App That Suggests Activities For Right Now


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So what would you like to see in a location based app? 

Here’s an iPhone app for those moments when you’re wondering, “Okay, I’ve got some free time right now — what should I do?”
Weotta Go is actually the latest product from Weotta, a startup that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last year.

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A Google Map for Interactive Whiteboards


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An excellent idea for education. GmapGIS is an easy to use Google Map creation tool which allows you to quickly draw polygons, lines, labels and markers on a map and then save for later use or editing.
There are obviously many possible uses for GmapGIS.

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Foursquare check-ins can now be added to Facebook Timeline map


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This seems like one each way to me. I have a different set of people on Foursquare than Facebook. I’d want a lot more control over who gets to see my location on Facebook to use this feature. I guess I could use it selectively. Does that sound strange for someone who promotes location based services and says that privacy is almost by the wayside?

 

Fans of Foursquare and Facebook will now be getting a little extra integration between the two. The Foursquare team has just tweeted that Foursquare check-ins will now appear as pins on the Facebook…

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Doccaster Debuts A Platform For Location-Based File Sharing And Discussion


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There have been many discussions about geocacheing and locating more than a parcel to dig up. There are a number of apps around or in development that allow you to leave a voicer message that is geotagged for people to find, an example is oral history about the location which is a cool idea. This looks to be a step further which could be very interesting for location based tourism and location based education. 

 

Doccaster wants to disrupt document-sharing, but it’s attacking the space from a new angle: it’s not just about storing files in the “cloud,” it’s about tying files to a location.

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TechCrunch | Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led By Charles River Ventures


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A lot of developers have not yet understood the importance of gameification. This is one of the key building blocks of mobile applications for pretty much anything. Whether its getting a mobile workforce to complete their paperwork or helping a tourist appreciate all the locations you want them to see in your city or area. 

 

Part of the problem may be that the concept of game puts people off. But if you have a location based app that isn’t being picked up and you think it is an amazing app, maybe this is something you should be thinking about.

 

SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars Albright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding.

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Study: Our Smartphones Are Turning Us Into “Real-Time Information Seekers And Problem Solvers”


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We have been predicting this for so long, now people are just doing it.

 

Do you regularly use your cell phone to coordinate meetings, solve an unexpected problem, decide which restaurant to eat at, look up the score of a sporting event, check traffic, call help in an emergency situation or find information to help…

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