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Glympse is the perfect example of an app much more useful on your wrist than in your pocket. For that reason the developer has built all of its location-sharing service’s core functions into its Galaxy Gear app.
Life360 has always confined its location-sharing network to the family, but with a new feature called Circles, the company is opening your network up a broader group of friends and trusted users.
Nokia believes its can use its role as the auto industry’s mapmaker as a launchpad into the connected car. In an interview with GigaOM, Nokia Here EVP Michael Halbherr shares his vision of the Nokia-powered vehicle.
Family member locator apps will grow into a big business as tracking services gravitate from specialized devices to the smartphone, according to Berg Insight. Sixteen million people use a GPS or cellular tracking service today, but smartphones will drive that number to 70 million in 2016.
Trying to share your photos with friends after an event? Say hello to Flock, the app that uses location services on your phone and Facebook connect to aggregate photos taken by a group of people in the same place, at the same time.
Geoloqi, a Portland Ore. start-up, said it’s ready to take location-based services to the next level with a new developer SDK that makes incorporating location services easy. The location platform enables real-time tracking, geo-fencing, messaging and analytics while remaining very efficient on battery usage.
T-Mobile added a new family locator service called FamilyWhere to its suite of carrier-specific Android apps on Tuesday. The software is powered by Safely, which now has passed one billion “locates” for premium subscribers. Will T-Mo customers pay after the free trial or simply use Life360?
A new iPhone application called Highlight hopes to use the data we are sharing about ourselves, our interests and our friends on social networks and combine it with persistent location data to help connect people who might have things in common.