6 Gorgeous Apps With GPS Integration

SocialFish

Last year, it was social; this year, GPS integration is the new must-have for app design. As Avenue Mobile, a group of app developers in Los Angeles , reminds us: GPS integration is essential for making customers aware of your product and getting them in the door.

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Invasive or Indispensable: The Case of Permanent GPS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Is it only a matter of time until we do something ridiculously life saving but also incredibly invasive — like implant GPS tracking devices — so that we can never truly disappear? Should it be governmental or should it be managed by a private company?

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The Importance of Local Search and Local SEO Companies

Idaconcpts

On top of that, the commercialization of smartphones and GPS technologies has empowered consumers to look for local business on the go. Local SEO Companies Have the Edge. This company could be anywhere in the world and may have no idea about your local market, but hey!

4 Ways To Tap Into Local Markets

Harp Interactive

Whether you are a business with brick and mortar stores or a company without borders, you should be tapping into the growing number of local audiences seeking products and services in their own locality.

Was The iPhone 7 Worth The Wait? What Is The Future Of Uber? All That And More On CHOM FM

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A GPS-enabled and swim-proof Apple Watch. The one-year deal will see Uber acquiring the equivalent of 300 taxi permits, which gives the company 50,000 operating hours a week. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7

A Better Waze To Handle Traffic

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Giving my family member the address for the apartment where I was staying, I just figured he would pump the directions into his GPS. Knowing that the price of GPS apps from companies like Garmin and TomTom run in the $40 to $70 dollar range, I was shocked to hear that Waze was completely free (much like Google Maps ) and offers turn-by-turn GPS functionality with a fascinating twist. GPS only works if we're all actively updating it. gps app.

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The Marketing Moral Compass

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Companies that have spent any semblance of time online know this, in a profound way. Most marketers run afoul or try something that inevitably gets them into trouble, because they haven''t defined their moral compass of marketing and they have no bearings when presented with opportunities that could wind up messing with their cultural GPS. Is the overriding success of the work going to be the company''s needs, the needs of others or something else?

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Is Marketing About To Get Really Creepy Or Really Good?

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Apple acquired a company last week. On March 23rd, 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple acquired a company called WiFiSLAM for an estimated $20 million (not bad for a two year old company with just a handful of employees that includes some ex-Googlers). " If you can get beyond the marketing jargon, WiFiSLAM is, essentially, GPS for the indoors. Having GPS capabilities inside businesses is still in its nascent stage. indoor gps.

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This Is Being Recorded. By You

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Most people just stare at the map of their GPS system and wait for the voice commands to bark out their next turn. I never tagged myself as an analytics jockey, but switching over to the trip data screen of my GPS turned the long drive into both a game and fascinating collection of data. The art of self-tracking. It was one thing to know where I was going.

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The Year Of More

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While Social Media has aligned within the marketing and communications departments, we're going to see the social impetus be pushed through the entire DNA of a company. Through mobile (which are GPS-enabled) and other innovations, there will be a much bigger push to deliver services to the consumer where they physically are in much more effective ways.

The Drone Wars. Business Style

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As Anderson has already stated on countless occasions: the advanced technology that encapsulates a smartphone (GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes and simple-to-use software and interfaces mixed with sophisticated and light hardware) means that cheap solutions to unmanned air vehicles are a certainty. Interestingly, both Grygar and Jardine have also started companies to manufacture and sell drones to other businesses. Drones are everywhere.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #25

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"Is GPS eroding our brain? But that may be what the GPS has done to our brains. the real information in the pages, and the company that will win the ebook wars will be the one that is not all that focused on the hardware, but the one that makes the content as readily available as possible for the most reasonable price. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Esurance Tempts Super Bowl Fans With $1.5 Million Twitter Sweepstakes

The Realtime Report

Esurance found one way to get fans tweeting about their company — just offer them the chance to win $1.5 Allegedly, that saved the company $1.5 million.

Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores

The Realtime Report

How is iBeacon different than using GPS for geo-location? How else might this technology be used to address user needs, in realtime — and will other tech companies step up and create their own?

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Being Your Own Competition

Justin Levy

Not who is your company’s competition but who is your personal competition. You focus on following your path instead of “retracing someone else’s GPS route guidance,” as Chris Brogan recently called others’ plans. Who is your competition?

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Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. They can also utilize geo-fencing, which uses GPS features of the iPhone to send messages to customers based on their location. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Companies that Use Social Media for Clinical Trial Recruitment. There are a few companies in the pharmaceutical and CRO industry that have seen success using social media as a major part of their patient recruitment strategy: PatientsLikeMe – This is a large online community for people with serious medical conditions. Its online data-sharing platform has proven to be quite efficient at improving patient recruitment for pharmaceutical companies they have partnered with.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. They can also utilize geo-fencing, which uses GPS features of the iPhone to send messages to customers based on their location. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. They can also utilize geo-fencing, which uses GPS features of the iPhone to send messages to customers based on their location. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

How Appification Is Transforming The Internet

The Realtime Report

In 2013, just 7 percent of companies had implemented a mobile app strategy, and 51 percent of companies had no plans to develop one, a FeedHenry survey found. The appification revolution has significant implications for companies doing business online.

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Being Your Own Competition

Justin Levy

Not who is your company’s competition but who is your personal competition. You focus on following your path instead of “retracing someone else’s GPS route guidance,” as Chris Brogan recently called others’ plans. Who is your competition?

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What Are “Fake Apps” and How Do You Avoid Them?

Idaconcpts

This app did include a functional Snake game, but also came with a sneaky little extra: a GPS tracker called GPS Spy that recorded the user’s location at 15-minute intervals. Have you ever downloaded a smartphone app, only to find that it didn’t work?

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Google+ : A Quick Snapshot

Mindjumpers

Additional people will be invited over time, as the company tries to build anticipation while working out any bugs. Hangouts : This an option for ‘face-to face -face-to face’ as company quotes it, web group chats. Tweet G oogle + is everywhere.

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Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps

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This Orbitz app is compatible with GPS functions. Using a company with a proven track record like Orbitz will empower your trips where ever you may roam. The app sports some GPS-like features such as points of interest to visit along your route and voice guidance.

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Is Your Contact Page A Dead End?

Small Business Mavericks

When someone decides to contact a company, they generally will figure that the contact page will be their best bet. Unfortunately, some contact pages are not so great at actually letting the user contact a real person in the company. An address so they can put it into their phone and use GPS to get there. Bizjournals just took a look at the contact challenge in Brandon Bruce’s post on 6 must-have elements for your website contact page.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth

For example, if a user’s GPS indicates he is in a movie theatre, the device may automatically turn off its ringer. Imma gonna go with “yes” “For example, GPS devices often do not function indoors.

New Photo-sharing App Called “Color”. The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

However, a part of this might be caused by the fact that the company received $41 million in pre-launch venture funding from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. Tweet. Recently, the new social networking photo sharing app called Color was launched.

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Five Social Media Marketing Reports and Guides Worth Checking Out

Webbiquity SMM

Though Facebook is generally more effective for b2c marketers than on the b2b side (as even this report notes), there are nevertheless b2b companies standing out from the crowd by getting results through Facebook. Social Media Marketing GPS (91 pages).

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Five Marketing Metrics that are Definitely NOT “Worthless”

Webbiquity SMM

” But that criteria would ignore many “interim” metrics that, while not directly bottom-line related in and of themselves, are important guideposts to designing and executing financially successful marketing plans—similar to the way a pilot may use GPS or visual landmarks.

How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans

Convince & Convert

Many casual users of Garmin may only know them as a GPS company, but the truth is that Garmin has been around much longer than the portable GPS has been available, working on equipment for aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, and fitness industries.

5 Ways The Digital World & Social Media Are Changing What Is "Real"

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently my eBook, Social Media Marketing GPS , was turned down to be included in a list of books about social media because it was not "professionally published and printed and available for purchase on amazon.com."

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Why Every Organization Needs a Story Strategy

Convince & Convert

These stories must also be shared across the organization in order to bring product, engineering, customer service, marketing and HR into alignment to better act on the company’s core purpose. This story serves as a strategic GPS for decision-making.

This Week in Social Media – 5/29/2013

Social Media Marketing

Looking at it from a digital pure play vs. a linear + digital model, Freewheel has some figures to back it up: The Platforms Three weeks ago, Facebook was rumored to be considering buying Waze , the social GPS app. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry.

7 Ways to Lighten Up Your Marketing and Generate Conversation

Convince & Convert

Show Empathy: The Truth is Funny Connect on an emotional level by tying your company and offering to a real human challenge that your prospect has. In 2012, I wrote about a supply-chain management software company called Kinaxis. Show them that you are a different kind of company.

Growth through Disruptive Innovation

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Take a company like Build a Bear workshop which is the inverse of the typical toy maker. my company is in a more traditional business selling a commodity to other businesses.” Takeaways on a speech by C. Prahalad speaker at the World Innovation Forum.

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How to Use Story and Humor to Rise Above Business Jargon

Convince & Convert

Kathy Klotz-Guest is an expert at helping business professionals become better storytellers for their companies. How to use your business GPS. Simple Yet Compelling Storytelling.

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The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011

Mindjumpers

We already have built in features such as GPS and gyroscopes (so your phone knows when you pass out at the company Christmas party). Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant.

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Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

As long as you have a mobile device with GPS identification and the ability to visit a website, you can play. You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Recent comments I really like the idea of the game/GPS, custom apps, etc.,

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6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

And 93% of business buyers believe all companies should have a social media presence. Amid all of the hype, conferences, and rapid adoption of social media marketing by organizations from sole proprietors to the Fortune 100, there remains an undercurrent of skepticism.

Motorola XOOM Android Tablet – A Fair Rival to Apple’s iPad

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It comes with 3G from Verizon out of the box (a 4G LTE upgrade is on the way), integrated GPS and Google Maps, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 Nitin is the owner of Offshore Ally, a company of smart virtual assistant s and link builders.

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