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I have worked in IT (Mainframes, not PC or Internet) for over 20 years and several buzz words have come up in hardware (servers, blades, etc) and software (OO, SOA, Cloud, etc). One of the most interesting for me is LBS (Location Based Services), which has Foursquare as a good example.
Foursquare is an application that you can use in 2 ways:
- Using your smartphone (Blackberry, Iphone, Android, etc);
- Using the internet
Most people that I know, use it on the phone, where the app uses the phone’s GPS feature to tell you about venues near you. That can be any place: a bar, a school, a mall, a park, etc.
A growing number of people use the website where you just enter the address which you want to check-ins. This is done without any GPS verification that you are really in there. Read the rest of this entry »