Mobile app echoecho makes check-ins personal

By on September 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM.

Mobile app echoecho makes check-ins personal

This week, we inadvertently stumbled across a pretty neat, cross-platform, geo-location mobile app titled echoecho. The premise behind echoecho is simple: instead of using a service like Facebook or foursquare to broadcast where you are, it offers a way of requesting the location of a single friend. The application integrates with your phone’s address book and sends a message to friends asking: “Where are you?” If your echo’ed friend chooses to reply, you are given their location and can then view that location — complete with the distance between the two of you — on a map . It is definitely an interesting, more personal twist on geo-location. We can see the service being useful in crowded bars, clubs, and the work place; amongst other locations/situations. Echoecho is available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. If you’re interested in learning more, hit the read link to check out ee’s website or your mobile platforms app store to download the goods. More →

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Facebook rolling out location based service tomorrow?

By on August 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

Facebook rolling out location based service tomorrow?

Facebook has been sending out invitations to media outlets for an event on Wednesday the 18th where they will “provide an update on the service’s features and products” of the company. What new services and products the company may unveil is still unknown and up for speculation. However, AllThingsD is reporting that “a multitude of sources inside Facebook” have indicated that the social networking giant will be announcing a foursquare-like, geo-location, check-in service at tomorrows event. The report goes on to say that Facebook is likely to, “integrate other third-party services and will give developers on Facebook’s platform geo-location capabilities.” The event starts tomorrow at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. We’ll be sure to update you on what, if anything, Facebook announces. More →

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