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Friday, March 09, 2012

Introducing INTRO and other SXSW LBS News

... INTRO at least has a unique take on the location-based social introductions market. Unlike the majority of this year’s crop of location-based networking apps, INTRO’s angle is business introductions. Built on top of LinkedIn, the app lets you specify who you’re looking to meet by both industry and profession, then enables you to make that connection.

Is that enough to give it legs? I'm guessing no.

- TechCrunch

Among the other LBS apps to watch (not all new) at SXSW

Localmind is a location-based Q&A platform. It lets users ask questions related to specific locations to other users who are actually at those locations.
Sonar uses Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook data to tell you who is nearby and how you’re connected.
Both services [Zaarly and Taskrabbit] are location-based, mobile marketplaces. You can use them to find people who will run your errands — quite a useful trick when you’re frantically running between panels and parties.
Banjo connects to your Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter and Gowalla accounts and sends you a push notification when any of your friends are nearby.
The Android and iPhone app asks users make “Forecasts” — what they plan to do at a specific time. 
The only non-LBS one in this from Mashable is about comsuing photos. Sounds like a really dull year for LBS at SXSW!
There's of course a map of all the parties. I see Zaarly on the map but no other big LBS players hosting parties.
by Adena Schutzberg on 03/09 at 06:03 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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