Location-based services now hotter than hot?Â – Martijn Beijk,Â Â martijnbeijk.com
Location-based services are hot. Now hotter than before. Because Google just launched theirÂ Geolocation API.Â What does this mean in general for software or services we are going to see?
Well imagine opening up your browser or software application on your mobile phone or laptop and do a search for restaurants. No need to fill in where you are, the software will determine this using the geolocation API.
Visualizing Restaurant SearchingÂ -Â Andrew Turner,Â highearthorbit.com
Context mining of mobile devices, combined with geographic location – and especially viaÂ inferredÂ geographic information instead of directlyÂ volunteeredÂ information can yield interesting trends on ambient behaviors. Imagine ifÂ UrbanSpoonÂ could also collect the number of people in the group by detecting other repeatedly seen nearby bluetooth/wifi devices, previous meals of the day, and the ultimate destination and distance to the chosen restaurant.
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