Ditto is an iPhone app in the location space that goes beyond the check-in. Sure, that’s one aspect of it, but if Ditto works as intended, it’s hopefully only the end result. “It is about sharing your intent to do something instead of what you’ve already done,” is how co-founder Jyri Engestrom puts it.
A new iPhone app called Yobongo is launching Thursday, with plans to make building connections between locally-based, like-minded users easier. The app provides a simple chat-based interface that groups users based on location and seeks to make it easier for people to get to know each other both in-app and in the real world.
Ask.com is trying to jump into the location-based space with the iPhone app Ask Around. The Ask Around app is aimed at allowing mobile users to have conversations with those around them.
Google introduced an updated Google Maps version 5.2 for Android-powered handset users. The update includes ‘pings’ for Latitude, hotpot tweets and enhanced search results.