Telit offers a wide range of radio modems, with or without own programmable controller, and either as ready-to-use devices or modules for integration, making it easy to mobile-enable any mobile-challenged device. To me it sounds very much like getting rid of a competitor, and at the same time immediately expand the reach to new markets, Read more about Telit acquires Motorola’s M2M product line[…]
What I see today in terms of location based services for the public look more like games than really useful services. Foursquare’s success has been mayorship, but who cares about that in the long run. Is that more than a novelty? I’d like to get informed about places, events and people in my proximity and Read more about Location based services at a turning point?[…]
I’ve been working on semi-pro location based services since 2007, none successful so far, and have always considered “What’s the purpose and productivity-increasing elements of a location based service?”. After listening to a guy that helps Foursquare, Twitter etc define their offerings and attitude towards the users, I was presented what Foursquare is supposedly about: Read more about The purpose of Foursquare[…]
PalFinder is on the Facebook App Directory now, but the only way to find it is to search for ‘palfinder’ or e.g. ‘checkins’. It’s not listed under ‘Friends & Family’ as it’s supposed to. I don’t know why.
It’s uploaded to the German PlayNow site, and will hopefully get approved soon. When/if so, it will get rolled out to other countries as well. I’ll keep you posted.
I’ll attend the 21st, to find out the state of the location market, as well as see if I can find any potential customers and/or people I know there. I haven’t yet decided on the lab days, even though that would be very interesting too. Update: The lab was full already last week. I wrote Read more about XMediaLab Location Based Services conference in Malmö, Sweden, 2011-01-21[…]
Sad to say, Facebook has numerous bugs and arguable features in its App Directory, and the chance of finding an app in the directory, without knowing its exact name, is very hard. The most serious bug is that currently it’s impossible to enter an app description nor any image to a directory profile. That has caused Read more about Problems with the Facebook App Directory[…]
Now it’s possible to access PalFinder from a mobile phone! Go to palfinder.abiro.com from your phone’s browser, and possibly log in to the app. That’s it. The table, logo and map have been adapted to a 300 pixel wide display. A more dynamic approach might be devised later, based on phone characteristics. It’s been tested Read more about PalFinder with mobile access[…]
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