Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Smartphones

The rise of location based services and geosocial networks – report

What is a location based service?

Mobile and social apps are increasingly designed to have a “check in” feature based on GPS technologies, like geosocial networks Gowalla, Foursquare and Facebook Places to name a few, while location based services (LBS) like Yelp use your geographic location to determine what is near you at the present time.

Location based services and geosocial networks have been all the rage and consumers are using their mobile devices to share their locations in droves with a strong user base on smartphones and in each case, slightly more men check in than women. We reported in September that one in four Americans use location based services and studies now show that 35 percent of adult Americans now own a smartphone and great advancements have been made in the geosocial web space.

Flowtown.com has created an infographic based on current data about location based services which is information any retailer, Realtor, or business owner that relies on foot traffic or specific addresses should know:

Click to enlarge.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.

19 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

KEEP READING!

Tech News

Supply chain issues have been causing delays, so if smartphones are going to be wrapped under the tree (or menorah, kinara, or festivus pole)...

Business Marketing

There is a long held belief supported by neurological data that personality traits and how a person analyzes information depends highly on whether they...

Tech News

At a conference near you, Last Message will be a favorite app, easily spreading to the business community so that the poor battery life...

Tech News

(TECH NEWS) Bluetooth has been around for years, but will smartphones and other devices soon use audio to transmit data?

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.