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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Animals in the Wild ‘Tweet’ Via GPS Trackers

The Realtime Report

In Central Kenya, four GPS-tagged bull elephants are “tweeting” through the hashtag #ElephantsLive. GPS trackers on each elephant allow scouts to follow their location via mobile phone app. How many ‘animals’ do you follow on Twitter?

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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? Invasive or Indispensable: The Case of Permanent GPS is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ].

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eBook - Social Media Marketing GPS: A New Media Roadmap For Creating A Social Media Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

  I am excited to launch Social Media Marketing GPS ,  as free eBook, in celebration of Diva Marketing's 6th blog birthday! Social Media Marketing GPS is the first business book based on Twitter interviews.  Sometimes you just have to color outside the lines.

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Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls

Mobile: Give Your Customers That Something Extra

Mindjumpers

Now, Macy’s, the big all-American department store, has truly tapped into the SoLoMo movement by giving their customers that little extra something in their already launched Macy’s app : A GPS function to navigate in their flagship store in NYC!

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4 Ways To Tap Into Local Markets

Harp Interactive

Coordinates on the page boost your visibility and enhance usefulness as people are able to copy them directly into their GPS devices and get them on mobile phones via Apps.

Find Twitter followers by location 2011

Laurel Papworth

Or based on the phone GPS co-ordinates that are sent with the tweet to Twitter. Doesn’t work if they are on a computer or they block GPS location on their phone. If you know the GPS co-ordinates put them in (see later).

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

Socialized

The most widely understood method is through Global Positioning System (GPS) data obtained from navigational satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The National Space-Based PNT Executive Committee says GPS has “accuracy of 7.8

Apple iPhone 7 (And More) Launch In Less Than Two Minutes

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We have the iPhone 7 , headphones without cables ( AirPods ), an updated Apple Watc h (hello, GPS and water resistant!), A new iPhone. New headphones And More. It took Apple more than two hours to show the world what technology will look like for the next short while.

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. 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 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away.

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.

Forget Snakes On A Plane, We're About To Get Talking On A Plane

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This week we discussed: The value is live traffic for GPS and mapping applications. chom977fm chomfm ctrlaltdelete ctrlaltdeletewithmitchjoel digitalhealthcarerecords digitalmedia digitalsignage garageband gps guestcontributor itconsultants mappingapplications mobilephonesonaplane montrealradio morningshow morningsrockwithterryandheatherb radiosegment radiostation socialmedia soundcloud technology theinternetofthings trafficupdates

City of Forking Paths Turns Downtown Indianapolis Into A Gamer’s Dream

Firebelly

The idea of being on your phone is, these days, associated with waiting for your coffee, trying to look cool when your date is late, or using GPS maps to try and find a bar. But what if there was something that encouraged you to not only use your phone in public, but simultaneously connect you.

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The Marketing Moral Compass

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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. Are marketer''s the most loathed human beings on earth? It is a question worthy of an answer. As a marketing professional, I often wonder where the vocation sits on the list of the most respected and appreciated industries out there.

A Brand Of People

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The app also enables you to see how many cars are in your area, approximate waiting time and once a driver has decided to engage you, their information (name, mobile number and license plate) is sent to you, plus you can track their position via GPS. It's strange how much of a brand's foundation is laid by the people who represent it.

Is Marketing About To Get Really Creepy Or Really Good?

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" 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. Apple acquired a company last week. It's something to pay attention to. There is still one slightly unchartered territory that will - without question - be the last mile in marketing. It is the ability for a brand to deliver contextual and highly targeted marketing at the local retail level.

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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.

The Year Of More

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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. While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". It sounds a little incredulous to say this when we're in a world that is struggling for stability.

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. Drones are everywhere. Less than a decade ago, The Pentagon had about fifty unmanned combat air vehicles (known as drones or uav).

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. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Kids And Tech: Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

Socialmedia.biz

Invest in a GPS system that can track your teenagers’ location. There are many great research websites to help you find the best GPS system for your car, so take some time and do research. Some GPS systems come with a monthly plan that is very cheap.

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Open source development, forking and GP licences

The Way of the Web

open source forking free software gps licence v3 jigoshop wordpress ecommerceI’ve spent the last 24 hours concentrating on some work for friends and clients, Jigoshop regarding their use of the GPL Licence V3 and the repercussions of ‘forking’ a project under that licence, so if you’re at all interested in open source, you might want to head over and read the latest post to see what’s going on.

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

Ari Herzog

Because today’s smartphones are preinstalled with GPS technology (that power your maps and Foursquare apps so you always know where you are), that technology is also added in the form of metadata that is attached to every photo or video your device records. Photo by Pieter Vieu.

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3 Fun iPhone Apps for Cyclists

Idaconcpts

The Runkeeper app uses the great GPS technology of the iPhone to keep track of all your bike rides. You won’t be needing any of those expensive GPS watches anymore. Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road and Mountain Cycling.

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Kuwait Has Most Twitter Users Per Capita

The Realtime Report

Only tweets sent by smartphones that included GPS location data were used for the study. Kuwait has the most Twitter users per capita, according to a recent paper by analysts from Northeastern University.

Tweet to Translate: Free Twitter Hub at Sochi Games

The Realtime Report

Million Twitter Sweepstakes Animals in the Wild ‘Tweet’ Via GPS Trackers Cinime Lets Moviegoers Connect Little Screen To Big Screen. We’ve all heard the dismal reports from journalists checking into not-quite-ready hotels , but there’s some good news at Sochi too.

Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores

The Realtime Report

How is iBeacon different than using GPS for geo-location? How can a retailer effectively reach consumers in-store and educate them about deals that might be of particular interest?

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Esurance Tempts Super Bowl Fans With $1.5 Million Twitter Sweepstakes

The Realtime Report

Related Stories Super Bowl XLVIII: The Social Media Scoreboard Kicking Off Super Bowl XLVIII On Social Media Animals in the Wild ‘Tweet’ Via GPS Trackers. Esurance found one way to get fans tweeting about their company — just offer them the chance to win $1.5 million.

Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth

I’ve finally figured out how to use my iPhone as a GPS Navigation system. Most of these GPS navigation systems are connected to the Internet in some way, so Tom Tom thought it was fair game to sell the data , to offset the diminished sales in their GPS navigation systems.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

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 can small businesses use Passbook? Simply put, Passbook “passes” replace paper coupons, loyalty cards, etc.

Disney Parks Check In At Gowalla

Mindjumpers

The game works utilizing the GPS chip in the phone, so you are able to check in at places or spots around the world – like with Foursquare. Tweet Gowalla is a virtual geocaching game that you can use on your iPhone, Android, Palm OS and some Blackberry mobile devices.

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¿Yo Quiero Taco Bell? Soon You Can Order From Your Mobile Phone

The Realtime Report

Even better, though, is a GPS locator in the app that notifies the kitchen when a customer who placed an order is nearby, allowing Taco Bell to have the food ready and hot exactly when the customer arrives for pickup. Craving some Doritos Locos Tacos?

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Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

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 can small businesses use Passbook? Simply put, Passbook “passes” replace paper coupons, loyalty cards, etc.

Case Study and Lessons Learned: App Product Launch and Awareness

Akamai Marketing

At a City of Honolulu sponsored hackathon, a citizen developed a mobile app, DaBus, which adds functionality to the bus system with GPS tracking and to the minute updates on bus schedules and locations. Case Study #2: Community Driven Product Launch. Background: . TheBus in Honolulu is an award-winning bus system, recognized as one of the best in the country.

How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Clinical Trials GPS – Clinical Trials GPS provides a unique experience when it comes to finding new clinical trials. The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. This rapidly evolving medium can be a powerful recruitment tool that can be used to: Target specific patient demographics. Drive more pre-qualified patient referrals.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

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 can small businesses use Passbook? Simply put, Passbook “passes” replace paper coupons, loyalty cards, etc.

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.

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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Explore the World with these 4 iPhone Apps

Idaconcpts

This Orbitz app is compatible with GPS functions. The app sports some GPS-like features such as points of interest to visit along your route and voice guidance. Travel used to be so dangerous and maybe it still is.

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Being Your Own Competition

Justin Levy

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? Not who is your company’s competition but who is your personal competition.

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Google+ : A Quick Snapshot

Mindjumpers

If you’re looking to share GPS-tagged messages, photos with messages, or videos to your Circles, this is the place to do it. Tweet G oogle + is everywhere. With a lot of buzz, the project is launched in its Beta phase and everyone wants to try it out.

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How to Engage Event Attendees with Pokemon Go

Ignite Social Media

Remember those conference and convention halls can be terrible for WiFi, cell and GPS signals, so make sure you incorporate the game in areas with optimal signals if you want those Lures to work. Image Source: PC Mag. About four weeks ago the world was blessed with Pokémon GO, the biggest U.S.