Location apps

Harnessing the full potential of mobile location apps bewitched developers and handset manufacturers during the last decade. Too often, the technology was proclaimed to have come of age, only to vanish when companies reached out to monetise it. But despite the false dawns, Google, Facebook and the other juggernauts of the mobile world are still hot on its heels. With new applications coming out and more users willing to share their whereabouts via handsets, the true realisation of location-based services is at last on the horizon.

We’ve seen attitudes to location-based services develop rapidly over the last few years. Location is now a key component in social offerings such as Foursquare, Google Buzz and Twitter. This burgeoning technology has a long way to go, with issues around privacy and other social concerns still to be addressed, but it has limitless potential.

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