20 Hot Location-Based Apps and Services You Should Know About


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  • Bzzeo is a platform where users bzz in the coolest, real-time deals nearby. The pre-launch Facebook group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bzzeo/
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  • I just started using Pozzr (pozzr.com) and it works well so far. Has anyone else tried it?
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  • Check out the all new Spark app too! It let's you discover what's happening nearby. http://sparknearby.com/
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  • Yo! (www.yo-app.com) a local connectivity app to explore your surrounding by connecting with nearby people/business at your current location.

    B2C : What Yo! provides ?
    1. It provides a medium to interact with folks nearby, breaking the shackles of network, the knowns. Yo! makes the unknown known. Yo! enables communication among those who are in your proximity by sharing your location. Every user’s identity can be recognised. Yo! understands that well defined user profile can bring value proposition to its users.
    2. It provides local classifieds to let you buy-sell products locally. If you have to sell your bike, a tennis racket, post it on Yo!. somebody with 2M/5M will possibly be your best bet to sell one quickly.
    3. It provides fresh message about offers/campaign/ads straight from local merchants.Certainly you would not like to miss relevant, silent and personalised ads. So all you need is an effective ad channel which will care about you. Here Yo! will use your location intelligently and will pass relevant ads to you. For example, would you not like to have avail the offer running in your surrounding.
    4. It provides what is buzzing around you i.e. news/views/events.
    5. It provides everything and anything that will help you make successful locally, where it matters.

    B2B : What it provides ?

    Yo! provides a medium for all businesses to understand your local demographics, define your client base, choose your time, spread your message, do business and be profitable. No need for multi-million dollar market research , it is geo-specific.

    At present SMBs (Offline local market) don't have any medium to connect with their customers. They don't have any medium to retain its customers. Yo! will take care of their problem.

    Local business may need to advertise its product/service in effective manner.
    Solution: The platform will

    1. Define its market radius to push relevant product ads/offers/campaigns.
    2. Reduce : Noise and Advertising time and $$$
    3. Get : Better ROI for Advertisement
    4. Make : Sales Happen
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20 Hot Location-Based Apps and Services You Should Know About

  1. 20 Hot Location-Based Apps and ServicesYou Should Know About
  2. According to the study by• LBS users are increasingly using services to enrich their social lives, with one in five(22 per cent) using it to find their friends nearby.• Around a quarter use the technology to find restaurants and entertainment venues(26 per cent) or check public transport schedules (19 per cent) and 8 per cent tobook a taxi.Navigation – 46%Finding friends nearby – 22%Finding restaurants – 26%Checking public transport – 19%For a deal or special offer – 13%www.fpov.com
  3. Foursquarewww.fpov.com
  4. • Foursquare encourages users to check-in at locations in return for virtual badges andpoints.• It helps you keep up with friends, discover what’s nearby, save money and unlockdeals.• It works across many mobile devices and businesses can offer rewards of their own,currently for free.www.fpov.comFoursquare
  5. www.fpov.comGowalla
  6. • Gowalla allows users to earn virtual passport stamps as they discover new places,and share places, highlights or photos with friends.• Easy for friends and families to share and discover photos, experiences andrecommendations on the go.• Businesses can add offers and rewards for free and personalise greetings to userschecking in.www.fpov.comGowalla
  7. www.fpov.comGroupon
  8. • Get itCheck your email, Facebook or Twitter feeds for daily deals on cool local businesses.• Enjoy ItPrint the voucher or bring it up on your mobile device, then present it at the businessto get your deal.• Share itGroupons are more fun when used with friends. Pass along deals by email orbroadcast them to your social networks.www.fpov.comGroupon
  9. www.fpov.comGoogle Places
  10. • Google Places helps you discover nearby places youll love.• By rating places youll get place recommendations based on the places you like andrecommendations from your friends.• Quickly search for Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and other places, while on the go.• Google Places also makes it easy to quickly rate the places you visit.www.fpov.comGoogle Places
  11. www.fpov.comSCVNGR
  12. • SCVNGR is a location-based social game platform.• SCVNGR builds a game “layer” on top of the real-world places, by rewardingdiscount, badges and points to players for checking in places and doing challenges.• Youll discover cool new places to go, find fun new things to do and share youractivity with your friends.www.fpov.comSCVNGR
  13. www.fpov.comShopkick
  14. • Shopkick is the first mobile app that gives you rewards and offers simply for walkinginto stores.• Turn your kicks into store gift cards, music downloads, Facebook credits, restaurantvouchers or movie tickets!• You can collect kicks and bonuses at nearly all places around Save while shopping atTarget, Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Toys”R”Us and many more storesin your neighborhood.www.fpov.comShopkick
  15. www.fpov.comLoopt
  16. • Loopt enables users to see where your friends are in real-time, sharing offers andrewards.• Save money! Get nearby deal alerts from groupon and loopt.• Loopt makes it fun to explore the places around you!• See and share fun, mini reviews of places.• Find nearby friends on the map.www.fpov.comLoopt
  17. www.fpov.comOpen table
  18. • Make online reservations, read restaurant reviews from diners, and earn pointstowards free meals.• Specify your dining date, desired time and party size to view available tables atnearby restaurants – listed by proximity or plotted on an interactive map.• OpenTable is a real-time online reservation network for fine dining restaurants.www.fpov.comOpen table
  19. www.fpov.comFandango
  20. • This smartphone app enables users to see what movies are playing in theaters nearthem through geo-locator technology.• Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more aboutFandango Movies – Times & Tickets on the App Store.• It can also be used to find show times and purchase movie tickets. www.fpov.comFandango
  21. www.fpov.comVouchercloud
  22. • Discount vouchers and offers based on location.• Find the latest Voucher Codes and Discount Vouchers with our huge selection acrossthousands of retailers and services in the UK.• You search for deals and discounts near you – or you can search by area.www.fpov.comVouchercloud
  23. www.fpov.comNearbyFeed
  24. • Location based (LBS) social networking. Discover whats happening around me.• Find out nearby interesting information and opinions, meet like-minded people nearyou, and explore nearby interesting places.• Checkin, share nearby information (photo, deal, news), places, and opinions withfriends.• Share geo-tagged photos and status with friends on Facebook/twitter and nearbypeople.• Follow nearby people and see what they are doing, where they are and who they arewith.www.fpov.comNearbyFeed
  25. www.fpov.comGetGlue
  26. • GetGlue is a social network for entertainment.• Check-in and rate things to discover new favorites, see what your friends are into,get stickers and win free stuff.• GetGlue enables user to check in to and rate TV shows, movies, music and bookswhile consuming entertainment, to share with friends, and to see what their friendsare consuming in real-time.www.fpov.comGetGlue
  27. www.fpov.comGoogle Latitude
  28. • Integrated with Google Map, Google Latitude enables users to check in places, toshare where they are with select group of family and friends, and to see where theirfriends are in real time.• Latitude lets you share your location in the background, even when the app is closedor your device screen is locked.www.fpov.comGoogle Latitude
  29. www.fpov.comYelp
  30. • A mobile yellow pages with reviews and offers.• In addition to this you can also engage with customers privately and publicly withinthe application.• Search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an activecommunity of locals in the know.www.fpov.comYelp
  31. www.fpov.comWhere
  32. • Allows users to discover and share their favourite places.• Feature highlights:• Find nearby restaurants, bars, stores, and more with just a few taps.• Get access to special offers and deals at local businesses.• Save your favorite places and share them with friends.• See your friends’ favorite places and get suggestions for where to go together.• Get personalized recommendations for places and offers you’ll love.www.fpov.comWhere
  33. www.fpov.comFacebook Places
  34. • Facebooks new Places feature lets you share your whereabouts with all your friends.• Checkin Map displays your friends’ Facebook Places checkins on an interactive map.• See who is across the world, or just next door. Keep in touch with what’s happeningand where.www.fpov.comFacebook Places
  35. www.fpov.comUrbanspoon
  36. • SHAKE your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will suggest a restaurant.• Make a RESERVATION, and expand your DINELINE by checking in.See what your FRIENDS like.• See whats NEARBY in your hood, or BROWSE a comprehensive list of restaurants.www.fpov.comUrbanspoon
  37. www.fpov.comSonar
  38. • Sonar is a mobile app that uncovers the connections you share with people nearby.Its the easiest way to discover friends at cafes, parks, meetups & conferences.• Sonar shows you how you are connected to the people around you by analyzing yourFoursquare, Facebook, and Twitter networks.www.fpov.comSonar
  39. www.fpov.comGeoloqi
  40. • Geoloqi is a private, real-time mobile and web platform for securely sharing locationdata.• Geoloqi gives you full control over your privacy.• Features include Geonotes, subscribing to interesting nearby content, and privatereal-time GPS tracking.• You can use Geologqis notes feature to write yourself a reminder note, and thenping your local grocery store.www.fpov.comGeoloqi
  41. www.fpov.comInstagram
  42. • Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram.• Transform everyday moments into works of art youll want to share with friends andfamily.• Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – its as easy as pie. Its photo sharing,reinvented.• Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a newlife into your mobile photos.www.fpov.comInstagram
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