Top 143 Location-Based Articles from 2010

It's that time of the year again. Time to take a look back at the year that defined mobile marketing and location-based apps. You could almost call 2010 the year of the check-in or the year that checkins went mainstream. Regardless the 2009 technology predictions were true. 2010 was all about location, location, location. Here's a look back a the top 143 location articles from 2010.

Infographic: How Check-Ins Work in Location-Based Apps

Check-ins are the core action of location-based apps. They let your friends know where you are and businesses know that you have arrived at their location. But how do they work, who has access to the data and what can you do with the data? I'm glad you asked. Over the past few days I've been thinking creating a location-based infographic so I created a "How Check-ins Work In Location-Based Apps" infographic.

The goal of the infographic is to show how smartphone users check-in with location-based apps such as @TriOut, @Foursquare, @Gowalla, @Whrrl and more at businesses. Also to show [...]

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World #10Ways

This post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed, a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm.

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are #10Ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

Social media has changed the world. It has revolutionized communications on a global scale, and the transformation continues with every status update, blog post, and video stream. The global citizenry has become a global network.

Since becoming widely adopted just a [...]

The unofficial check-in guidelines for using location-based services

Location-based services continue to be the hot topic of the marketing and tech space. New location-based apps are launching weekly and existing location based apps are growing their user base faster than you can check-in into to @starbucks. But with everyone checking into to what everyone is called the next big thing I think it's time for some unofficial guidelines for checking in using a few of the popular location based services.

Below are a few guidelines for using  location-based services.

Adding locations:

  • Add real locations only
  • Add as much information about the location as [...]

9 location-based iPhone applications you may have never heard of


As you all know location-based applications have taken off since 2010. Some old one such as Brightkite, Loopt and Whrrl continue to grow their user base and evolve while some of the newer location-based application who are barely over a year old such as My Town, Gowalla and Foursquare continue to catch all the headlines from the popular tech blogs. Regardless
location-based applications are hot and just wait until you see more of the augmented reality apps to be released.

A few months ago I did a survey asking readers to vote on their favorite location-based application out of 17 different [...]

Will Facebook open the data well and Verizon asking the iPhone can you hear me now? – epsisode 23

Today on Talk Social News we ask the questions; Will Facebook open the data well and Verizon asking the iPhone can you hear me now?

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8 overlooked web apps that everyone should be using – episode 020

Today on Talk Social News we take a look at 8 overlooked web apps that everyone should be using. So you want to know the 8? Watch the video or listen to the podcast and let us know what you think.

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