Geolocation applications and services are one of the most buzzed about trends in the social space right now. I currently check in on Foursquare, Gowalla and Yelp every place I go. (It’s a little ridiculous.)
“Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an Internet-connected computer, mobile device, website visitor or other.” Source: Wikipedia
With the upheaval of geo options on the table, a number of third-parties are now trying to streamline and improve on user-experience leveraging existing APIs.
Some reads from early this week on geolocation:
- Kickball Looks to Punt Foursquare’s iPhone App to the Curb (The Next Web)
- Foursquare, Gowalla and More on a Google Map [Apps] (Mashable)
- How to Survive Geolocation’s Looming Apocalypse (Ad Age)