LBS Tidbits - 5/24/11

Put Your Neighbors To Work With Zaarly, A Local Market for Odd Jobs

- Mashable

[San Diego] Councilman Carl DeMaio will release his long-awaited free smartphone application Thursday, a mobile system that allows residents to report problems with potholes, broken sidewalks, abandoned vehicles, broken lights, illegal dumping and graffiti.

The $9K app is from Citysourced and the councilman is paying for it from his budget.

- SIgnOnSanDiego

Tesco's "satnav" for grocery shoppers is up and running in one store outside in North London. It's Android only. I wonder how the comparison with "satnav" will encourage/discourage use and confuse those still learning how LBS works indoors?

- Tesco blog

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley announced at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 that Cloud Touch, the INQ phone known for its Facebook integration, will use Foursquare to power its location services.

- CNN


Published Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg