www.greenorange.com<br />
Contents<br />Introduction<br />Location based statistics<br />Opportunities<br />Threat<br />Case studies<br />Conclusion...
www.greenorange.com<br />
Introduction<br />www.greenorange.com<br />What are location based services? Location Based Services are applications, tha...
www.greenorange.com<br />
SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (1)<br /><ul><li> Loopt has reached over 4 millionusers.
Foursquare has over 3 millionactiveusers, withan average dailygrowth of 19,000 dailyusers in the monthJuly. With a growth ...
MyTown has around 3.1 millionusers.
Brightkitesurpassed 2 millionusers.
Gowalla has over 390,000 activeuserswithan average dailygrowth of 1,800 dailyusers. With a growth of 15% over the sameperi...
Whrrl has around 350,000 activeusers, withan average dailygrowth of 2,500 dailyusers. </li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (2)<br /><ul><li>Two in five social network users use geolocation
4% of US online adults have ever used location based applications and only 1% of them uses them more than once per week
84% of US online adults weren’t familiar with location based apps
Location Based Services (LBS) users in the US are 80% male and 70% are aged 19-35
70% of those LBS users have a college degree or higher</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (3)<br />www.greenorange.com<br />
www.greenorange.com<br />
Key points why LBS could grow<br />No, there are several key points/ factors why LBS could grow.<br /><ul><li>Increasing s...
Increasing number of people who uses mobile internet.
Increasing integration of GPS in mobile phones.
Current LBS users are still early adopters. Early adopters are also called influencers most of time, because they have a h...
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Surely you have heard of Location Based Services (LBS) applications like Foursquare, FaceBook places, Gowalla and Whrrl before. These are applications, that users can use to check-in at certain venues or places and let other people/ friends know where they have checked-in.

Will it have a short lived life just like Google Wave or will LBS become as popular as Twitter?

Increasing sales of smartphones, increasing number of mobile internet users and increasing integration of GPS in mobile phones are keypoints why LBS could grow. Sure privacy is an issue and there is still a lack of business adoption.

There are already some companies like Starbucks who have succesfully implemented LBS in their business. LBS may still be in the starting fase, but it is wise to try it out and look which way works best for your company. This way you can keep ahead of your competitors.

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  2. 2. www.greenorange.com<br />
  3. 3. Contents<br />Introduction<br />Location based statistics<br />Opportunities<br />Threat<br />Case studies<br />Conclusion<br />Sources<br />Lifan Shiu<br />digital marketeer at Green Orange digital marketing<br />www.greenorange.com<br />
  4. 4. www.greenorange.com<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />www.greenorange.com<br />What are location based services? Location Based Services are applications, that users can use to check-in at certain venues or places and let other people/ friends know where they have checked-in. <br />Will it be a short lived life just like Google Wave or will LBS become as popular as Twitter?<br />
  6. 6. www.greenorange.com<br />
  7. 7. SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (1)<br /><ul><li> Loopt has reached over 4 millionusers.
  8. 8. Foursquare has over 3 millionactiveusers, withan average dailygrowth of 19,000 dailyusers in the monthJuly. With a growth of 350% fromJanuary to August 2010.
  9. 9. MyTown has around 3.1 millionusers.
  10. 10. Brightkitesurpassed 2 millionusers.
  11. 11. Gowalla has over 390,000 activeuserswithan average dailygrowth of 1,800 dailyusers. With a growth of 15% over the sameperiod of the year.
  12. 12. Whrrl has around 350,000 activeusers, withan average dailygrowth of 2,500 dailyusers. </li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  13. 13. SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (2)<br /><ul><li>Two in five social network users use geolocation
  14. 14. 4% of US online adults have ever used location based applications and only 1% of them uses them more than once per week
  15. 15. 84% of US online adults weren’t familiar with location based apps
  16. 16. Location Based Services (LBS) users in the US are 80% male and 70% are aged 19-35
  17. 17. 70% of those LBS users have a college degree or higher</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  18. 18. SomefiguresaboutLocalBased Services (3)<br />www.greenorange.com<br />
  19. 19. www.greenorange.com<br />
  20. 20. Key points why LBS could grow<br />No, there are several key points/ factors why LBS could grow.<br /><ul><li>Increasing sales of smartphones.
  21. 21. Increasing number of people who uses mobile internet.
  22. 22. Increasing integration of GPS in mobile phones.
  23. 23. Current LBS users are still early adopters. Early adopters are also called influencers most of time, because they have a huge social network and set trends to influence large number of people/ groups.
  24. 24. You can also see it as a chance to outgrow the niche market, if 84% of the respondents are still unfamiliar with location based services.</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  25. 25. Expectedgrowth of LBS<br /><ul><li>Mobile location-based service revenues in Europe are forecasted to grow from € 220 million in 2009 to reach € 420 million in 2015.
  26. 26. Surge forecast in location-based service use. The prediction are that just within a few years location based local search and information will be used by nearly 1.5 billion people.
  27. 27. Primary driver of this increased usage are the availability of more sophiscated and user-friendly devices along with more people accessing the mobile internet.
  28. 28. Total revenuesfrom all mobile location-based services are expected to reach $12.7 billionby 2014.</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  29. 29. Worldwidesmartphonesales<br /><ul><li>Worldwide 314.7 million mobile phones were bought by end-users, that is a 17% increase over last year.
  30. 30. The sales of smartphones to end users reached 54.3 million units, that is an increase of 48.7% if we compare it to the first quarter of 2009
  31. 31. In Q2 of this year, the shipments of Android based smart phones grew an impressive 886%</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  32. 32. Worldwide/ Europe Mobile internet usage<br /><ul><li>71 million Europeans browse the mobile Internet in a typical week and, with almost an hour a day actively spent going online via their mobile (6.4 hours per week)
  33. 33. In Europe almost a quarter (24%) of 16-24 year olds and 21% of 25-34 year olds already using the mobile Internet
  34. 34. The forecast is that Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web-access devices worldwide by 2013. It‘s estimated that the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will surpass 1.82 billion units by 2013 (PCs total will have 1.78 billion by then).</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  35. 35. Integrated GPS in mobile phones<br /><ul><li>The forecast is that 79.9% (318.3 million units) of cell phone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 will have GPS functionality. This is up from 56.1% or 187.8 million units that shipped in the first quarter of 2009. </li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  36. 36. www.greenorange.com<br />
  37. 37. Obstacles to overcomefor LBS to succeed<br />PRIVACY<br /><ul><li>Privacy could play a big role why LBS won’t grow more than it is and will be forecasted. For example the website: http://pleaserobme.com/ is trying to raise the awareness about over-sharing.</li></ul>LACK OF BUSINESS ADOPTION<br /><ul><li>Lack of business adoption. If a user keeps checking into a business repeatedly, and the business doesn’t know that he is checking in, and doesn’t even know what Foursquare is — at some point the user will become fed up and defect.</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  38. 38. www.greenorange.com<br />
  39. 39. Case studies<br />www.greenorange.com<br />Domino’s Pizza UK sawanincrease in profits by 29% (roughly $26 million) with the help of social media and LBS.<br />Starbucks offers discounts ondrinks and food to Foursquaremayorsor to peoplewhocheck-in at special happy hours. Thisanincentive and alsocreatescustomerloyalty.<br />National Geographic offers 15 walking tours to exploredestinationslike the Seine in Paris. Thisgives National Geographicbigger and better long term interactionwith the brand.<br />
  40. 40. www.greenorange.com<br />
  41. 41. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>There are severalkeypoints/ factors why LBS couldgrow more: increasingsales of smartphones, increasingnumber of mobile internet users, increasingintegration of GPS in mobile phones.
  42. 42. Mobile location-based service revenues in Europe are forecasted to grow from € 220 million in 2009 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% to reach € 420 million in 2015.
  43. 43. LBS is still in the starting fase, but it is wise to try it out and look which way works best for your company. This way you can keep ahead of your competitors.
  44. 44. Besides revenue, building your brand name and customer loyalty is also very important reason to start with LBS.</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />
  45. 45. www.greenorange.com<br />
  46. 46. Sources<br /><ul><li>http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1278413
  47. 47. http://33rockers.com/2010/07/28/putting-percentages-into-perspective-is-facebook-better-than-foursquare/
  48. 48. http://www.marketresearchworld.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3275&Itemid=67
  49. 49. http://www.spinsucks.com/social-media/the-time-for-location-based-marketing-is-now/
  50. 50. http://woorkup.com/2010/08/08/the-state-of-social-location-based-services/</li></ul>www.greenorange.com<br />

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