Thursday, September 24, 2009

Location Apps Growing Up

Paying with your phone finally arriving to U.S. through Starbucks. Stores that take the card can be found in San Jose, Cupertino and Sunnyvale, with one each, plus five in Mountain View, CA and eight in Seattle. Download the free "Mobile Card" app from the AppStore to get the actual addresses.

Judge won't take: "GPS made me do it."
"You [...] can use your senses too." Via CNet.

Meanwhile, scientists find out that migrating monarch butterflies carry a "GPS" on their antennas.

Confirmed: In Massachusetts warrants will let a GPS tracking device be included (not exactly as an optional) in someone's car.

GPS-based speed traps warning apps becoming mainstream.


Cool "location tagging" parody on YouTube (via Wired).

Palm drops Windows Mobile and Pre is Palm's risky business.

Verizon not quite opening it up in the 700 Mhz range.
Does anybody care?

Two new great location-based apps for the iPhone: GeoVector World Surfer and GaiaGps. Paid apps, yes.

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