TechCrunch: Apple LBS Social Networks Not Ready for Mainstream Usage

Mark Hendrickson comes to that conclusion in The State of Location-Based Social Networking On The iPhone. Among the things that need to be enhanced: location updates in the background (Apple does not allow this yet), stability, ability to invite friends knowing they are supported handsets.

There’s a round up of the six most popular apps including Moximity which headed to private beta last week. One differentiator: it’s launching in one geography at a time. First up: hometown of Austin, TX. Also unique: the app pulls in your contacts from Facebook who are also on the service. There’s more coverage of the company in its local paper.

Published Monday, September 29th, 2008

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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