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.
2010 is coming to an end and if one technology predication lived up to the hype it was the adoption and growth of location-based applications. There were check-in specials, swarm badges and various brands starting to take location-based applications main stream.
What will 2011 hold for location-based services? Only time will tell but you can help determine the success of your favorite application and future marketing trends by filling out the location-based marketing / application survey below. Thank you!
This is too funny especially if you're a location-based services fan and love a good comic. Batman tells Robin to stop checking into the Batcave on FourWhere. Ironically Fourwhere is an actual product made by the guys at Sysomos.
Although the comic is funny, it is a simple reminder about privacy using location-based applications to check-in such as Foursquare, TriOut, Whrrl, Gowalla, loopt and the many others. Basically don't check-in at your home base or other places where you don't want people to find you or a secret place. I think this may [...]
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- Pros And Cons Of Mobile Marketing
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- The U.S. is Catching Up to The World in the SMS Marketing Race
- Nick’s Crispy Tacos offers free taco via mobile challenge
- SCVNGR Debuts Web-Based, Self-Serve LBS Rewards Platform For Businesses
- PlacePunch Co-Founder Discusses The Future of Location-Based Marketing [Interview]
- Comparing Check-In Apps: the Location-Based [...]
Another week and that means it's time for This Week in Location wrap up. A list of articles about location-based services. Here are 41 location-based articles from last week that you may have missed along with a few videos.
Inside the most-popular location game maker
The Video Guide to Facebook Places for Businesses
This Week In Location: The return of the old school, Brightkite + Loopt deals & InCrowd launches in the 1.8 billion industry
If you read the same old tech blogs you'll think it was a light week in the location space. It was light compared to the last two weeks as everyone catches their breath and move forward from the Facebook Places announcement but the location industry was very much active this week as ever. Over the last seven days two of the very first location-based services announced check-in rewards/specials. Brightkite teamed with McDonald's and Visa and Loopt announced a deal with Virgin wich equaled their fifth largest day ever. Also this week the creators of MyTown, Booyah's new InCrowd iPhone [...]
This Week in Location: SCVNGR says they will win, Foursquare helps you become the mayor, Foodspotting $ & more
Looking back at the last seven days there was no where near the amount of location-based news as there was last week due to Facebook Places announcement but there still was plenty of buzz floating around the location industry. One location-based service this week did stand out over the rest, even the blog/media giant Foursquare and that service was SCVNGR. From the Techcruch post about their secret game mechanics playdeck to their new AT&T partnership. SCVNGR is one LBS to keep an eye on. Not to be left out of the spotlight this week Foursquare updates their Mayor algorithmic and [...]