Location-Based Services

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Where GPS fails, IndoorAtlas' geomagnetic technology steps in

There's one big problem with location-based services that use GPS; it can't reach inside buildings. Location-based startup IndoorAtlas came up with a solution to this problem: use a building's magnetic field to locate mobile users.

Infographic: Beyond BYOD--5 mobility trends impacting business

Enterprise mobility goes well beyond BYOD. It is also about mobile business intelligence, ultra-personalization in mobile marketing and creating consumer experiences in time through mobile moments. Here are five enterprise mobility trends that are impacting business beyond BYOD.

Smartphone sensor fusion will be a key technology for indoor location, says ABI

Smartphone sensor fusion will be a key technology for development of indoor location applications in retail, healthcare and other verticals, judges ABI Research.

News Scan: Riskiest mobile apps; Ambient intelligence coming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 18, including what apps are the riskiest to use, the future of ambient intelligence, the incoming boom for the mobile wallet market, how CMOs plan to use mobile to reach their audience and what the entertainment industry plans to use location-based marketing for.

Roadnet launches MobileCast fleet tracking app for iOS

Transportation logistics software provider Roadnet Technologies is rolling out MobileCast Proof-of-Delivery, a new fleet tracking application optimized for devices running Apple's iOS.

Sprint debuts NFC-based Pinsight Touch platform for payment, transit apps

Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.

Nokia launches incremental HERE map updates to reduce data consumption

Nokia is revamping offline mapping across its HERE real-time location services platform, introducing incremental updates designed to reduce data consumption.

Spotlight: Jewelry retailer tests Swirl mobile app

Rhode Island-based jewelry retailer Alex and Ani is testing its Swirl mobile app, which provides discounts for in-store shoppers using location-based data, CIO Magazine reports.

Post-season is not the only thing Major League Baseball is preparing for

As Major League Baseball prepares for the post-season playoffs, it's also laying the groundwork for teams to take advantage of fans with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones.

Google expands Android Device Manager with remote lock, password reset

Google is enhancing its fledgling Android Device Manager security tool, enabling consumers to remotely lock down lost or stolen smartphones via the Internet.