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Location Based Services Part 5: Where are Location services going?

February 10, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

<Image by Getty Images via Daylife> Revolutions rarely happen over night. Most of the time they are a series of events that culminate with some drastic change to the status quo that is only really understood after the fact as analyzed by subsequent generations. An easy example, technologically, is how mobile phones changed our lives […]

Location Based Services Part 4: Location Enabling All Phone Applications

February 4, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Image by fotovertigo via Flickr In the recent video introduction of the Palm Pre, we saw some really slick plugins to the address book to allow for friend connectivity status across social networks.. this is a big step forward away from the typical address book, which even the iPhone has, and yet, it is amazing […]

Location Based Services: Games

November 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

This is just a quick post, but I wanted to highlight a game that is available for free from the Apple App Store. It is called Parallel Kingdom, and essentially overlays the RPG world on top of your real physical world. http://toucharcade.com/2008/10/31/parallel-kingdom-is-now-available-for-free/ In terms of LBS gaming, this is probably the first kind of game […]

Location Based Services Part 3: Chromewalker’s Four Cardinal Points of Location

October 12, 2008 by · 102 Comments 

(click to enlarge) A component of success in the LBS application space, I believe, is finding the right balance between what I call the four cardinal points. If a service doesn’t find the right balance between these, I believe it becomes inherently difficult for the service to go mass market. The easiest way to begin […]

Location Based Services Part 2: Privacy Concerns & Other Hurdles to Adoption

September 21, 2008 by · 28 Comments 

Privacy has always been an issue preventing the mass appeal of Location Based Services (LBS) in the past. A lot of the really cool mobile application ideas have already been attempted in one shape or another in the past, but privacy concerns were continuously cited as the key reasons for their slow user adoption. Since […]

Location Based Services Part 1: The iPhone 3G experience

September 15, 2008 by · 92 Comments 

Image by jeanphony via Flickr I recently bought an iPhone 3G to see how both the on-board GPS and the easy to use UI could help make location based services (LBS) more mainstream. My first experience with useful LBS was with an application called Vindigo. Vindigo ran on my close to first-gen Palm Treo. It […]