Microsoft’s search engine Bing has recently added a new social networking app for their Windows Phone. The app is called ‘We’re In’.
Google Latitude, which started out about 2 years ago, lets users inform their friends and family about there geographic location. They have now gone a step further with the introduction of Place Checkins.
Location based service, Foursquare, recently crossed a new landmark, when they reached the 3 million user mark in the end of August.
Facebook has launched it’s much anticipated location-based netwrking service last week. The service, called Facebook Places, has been rolled out to users in the U.S.A. only for now. The service will be made available in other countries soon.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that location-based features will be launched on the social network in the near future.
Last September, Google launched the Local Business Center to help business owners to reach out to a larger audience. They have now renamed the service ‘Google Places’ in an attempt to help users understand the connection between Google and the Local Business Center.
While speculation about the possibility of Facebook starting a location sharing feature in the near future is still just speculation, Twitter is already one step ahead of them.
The New York Times reports that Facebook is getting ready to allow location sharing between friends.
So far it has been difficult to assess the geographic location from which a tweet originates, due to the unavailability of sophisticated apps required for the purpose. Twitter will soon launch a new feature to make this process simple.
Google launched a new tool, last week, known as the Gears Geolocation API. This tool will enable mobile and desktop users to detailed information about the area they are in, even if they do not know where they are and their mobiles are not GPS enabled.