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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Foursquare Updates Look and Feel and other LBS News

Foursquare made some big changes to its app including:

  • a bigger map
  • suggestions on what to do based on time of day (noon = lunch, etc.)
  • better list discovery
  • better formatted place pages
  • other stuff (like commenting directly on a page - that sounds like it should already be there....)

- Foursquare Blog

Zillow and Trulia are already offering real estate apps for the Kindle Fire which began shipping.

Both apps are free. Both allow users to filter their search for homes, save searches and favorite properties, share listings with people they know, and view full-screen photos. One difference between the apps is that Zillow's app is map-based.

Trulia's app is not map-based because GPS and location-based services aren't currently available on the Kindle Fire, the company said.

- Inman.com

The number of wifi hotspots is projected to jump in the next four years.

The number of public Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to increase by 350 percent in the next four years, as operators look for ways to offload traffic from their mobile networks, according to a report by market research company Informa Telecoms and Media.

The other reason for the demand? Location based services. So, maybe I can continue to get away without having a data contract on my phone for another year....

- MacVideo

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/16 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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