Tag Archives: LBS

Russell Buckley at CTIA

In the ongoing series of “everyone is at CTIA but me,” we find Russell Buckley talking about things to come. From the post: “It’s pretty clear to me though that the US is about to go into overdrive and whizz past Europe on the mobile marketing front. It’s a great shame that we’ve had 5 […]

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InfoSpace LBS Search on Sprint

Infospace launches location base searching for Sprint. From MoCoNews: “The service has some good features: Local Quick Clicks: Find local business listings and locations with maps and driving directions with minimal clicking. One-Stop Searching: A single search location for Yellow Pages, White Pages, Maps, Directions, Movie Listings and more. Find People by Name or Number: […]

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User Centric LBS

Interesting post on LSB: “That said, there seems to be a conspicuous lack of user-centered design in location-based services. User’s context is often not taken into account, and designers frenziness to push for automatic positioning or complex features often leads to poor scenarios as Russell pointed out some time ago. What is missing is not […]

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Verizon LBS Navigation: VZ Navigator

“ Verizon Wireless Introduces VZ Navigator, Providing Location-Based Service For Consumers” From the press release: “VZ NavigatorTM (is) a new tool for customers that gives them access to a wide array of Location Based Services (LBS) options, including mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation and the ability to find over 14 million points of interest. Initially available […]

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Little Springs Design LBS recommendations

Little Springs Design has a nice overview of LBS recommendations. Alert the user (replicates an Ortiz recommendation) that data is being collected – manage the privacy notice well Give the user control (expands an Ortiz recommendation) about whether to collect data For safety applications, turning location tracking off should be difficult, with lots of confirmations […]

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Mobile RSS

Carlo at MobHappy has been thinking about RSS for mobile phones. He had a good article up last week that pointed out his thinking that RSS on mobile phones is not really about blogs. In that post he quotes Russell Beattie talking about the new Yahoo RSS service: “Then there’s all these custom site feeds […]

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Catch up Post

Take a few days off and wow. Sprint signs content deals with everyone Voce announcing high end MVNO: For a $1500 sign up fee and $500 per month, Voce will offer their subscribers unlimited voice and data, personalized live service, and new, exclusive handsets every 4 months. Facebook signs (?) a deal with Amp’d Oliver […]

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