Here at A&M we have written a lot of stories recently about mobile check-in services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, and SCVNGR. These check-in location-based apps allow you to share your life by sharing your location and a brief comment with your Facebook and Twitter friends. Picplz hopes to take this ... Read More »
During a panel discussion at the Web 2.0 Expo yesterday, Steve Lee, a Group Product Manager at Google, boasted some surprising figures for Google’s Latitude. At present they have 3 million active users and 8 million total registered users.
This figure dwarfs the user counts for the current check-in front runners, Foursquare (1 million) and ... Read More »
While their usefulness is often debated, no one can deny that location-based check-in services are the new hotness. During SXSW here in Austin it was more apparent than ever. Every venue I visited I was greeted by a large crowd of geeks standing around staring at their phones.
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running around town like a madman just got a lot cooler
All three clients (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) will be getting refreshed before SXSW.
The Austin, TX based startup just received $8.4 million in funding and is closing in on 100k users. A beta version of the Andriod app should be coming in the next couple of weeks followed by a public release sometime before SXSW.
A location-based app makes its way to Android devices.
The Foursquare app has been available exclusively for iPhone users for a while leaving the rest of us forced to use the (not very convenient) mobile-web site or (even less convenient) SMS service. Last week that changed when the app became available via the Android Market (take that Blackberry and Pre!) and I can sense my OCD kicking in as I try to become a mayor of my favorite hangouts and collect more badges than my friends.