Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at Gigaom.
Sen. Al Franken has proposed a bill that would ban clandestine location-tracking apps, but mobile advertisers could suffer as a result.
Mobile geolocation data has proven transformative for mobile marketers who view check-ins and in-store promotions as a boon to business. But a new mobile app could signal a sea change for mobile data collection.
Location-based mobile social network foursquare is collaborating with restaraurant solutions startup SinglePlatform to integrate data on more than 13,000,000 menu items available across close to
Location-based apps received a lot of attention in 2011, with both Facebook and Groupon investing in geolocation software, and foursquare racking up over 15 million users worldwide. Despite this,