Location-based Mobile Apps

Location-based mobile sharing applications are common amongst mobile phone users. This trend is going to continue to progress as location-based apps become more intuitive and informative. Facebook recently announced the development of their location app, that will add functionality to the "Near By" feature. 

In the development of location-based apps, companies are architecting apps by observation about your environment, such as GPS, or gathering data from your check-ins from different places, or the sharing of data and aggregating your position via coordinates. Furthermore, there are multitudes of open source toolkits to develop location-based mobile applications, and you can search for them to better understand how they can help you during your daily tasks. 

Here are a few established location-based apps, which are used to help users share their location and common interests: 
  • Four square
  • Google latitude
  • Loopt
  • Glympse
  • Shop kick
  • Gowalla
  • Instagram
  • Yelp
  • Facebook

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Onelove, Z.