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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Waze, Safely and Rxs and other LBS News

A company called LowestMed has launched a mobile app that allows consumers to compare drug prices at their local pharmacy chains.

The app will be a mobile extension of the company's Web resource for comparative drug prices and prescription discount cards.

- eWeek

Waze launched version 3.0 for Android. "The latest iteration of the app features a complete overhaul from the ground up, including a new minimalist graphic interface as well as Foursquare and Yelp POI integration to make it the most powerful local search navigation system on the market."

- press release

RunKeeper has nine new partners using its API, bringing the total to 45. New ones include:

  1. Fleetly: Lets users track and improve their Fitness Level in a social game.
  2. Pedometer Ultimate: Turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful GPS stopwatch.
  3. Nexercise: An interactive game that makes fitness fun.
  4. CleverRun: Predicts your target time for your next race and compares your runs to runs of the same distance.
  5. Cycle Log: Helps cyclists track performance with GPS mapping, interval timers, voice cues and more.
  6. Coachya: Helps coaches provide training plans, track, manage and bill their teams and athletes.
  7. Vitogo: Lets you log your strength training with coaching, motivation and social support.
  8. Weighty: Allows you to submit your weight and fat percentage to the Health Graph.
  9. Scosche myTREK: A wireless pulse monitor that is worn on your forearm and lets you manage your pulse, training type, calories burned, distance/speed/pace and more.

(I don't use RunKeeper or any phone based workout app. I just use my old Garmin Forerunner 201. It's the one Kate M. gave me after I lost my first one.)

- Bostoninno

Safely, the family safety app suite from Location Labs is announcing it "has enabled more than one billion family safety location checks since inception." And, there's a new feature: a check-in feature for the kids - so they don't have to call to say where they are.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/01 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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