These days in the mobile world, it seems like geotagging applications are a dime a dozen. Snap a pic, add a position to the EXIF data, upload it to Flickr or some other image sharing site and so on. Isn’t there something more we can do with our geotagged photos? A recent addition to the geotagging game, Tagggit, seems to think so. Tagggit is a service / app combo that combines a social network with a very different approach to geotagging. Typically, usable geotagging is reserved for handsets with internal GPS as the resulting position data is far more accurate than cell-based data. Tagggit’s technology changes things however. Tagggit’s Wireless Positioning System (WPS) is so accurate that it can be used as the application’s primary means of obtaining accurate positioning data, only falling back on integrated GPS if it cannot get a fix for some reason. In fact, Tagggit claims that it’s primary positioning method is accurate to within 15 feet – indoors or outdoors – which is pretty remarkable for a non-GPS fix. In other words, Tagggit saves your phone’s battery by foregoing GPS for the most part and it does so without sacrificing accuracy. Tagged photos can be uploaded to the Tagggit site and shared or kept private for personal reference – for example, to remind yourself of where you parked or make a note of a great restaurant. Users can also browse and search photos and locations by tag on the website or even right on the handset from within the app. It’s quite an impressive initial offering from a small two-person startup and we definitely look forward to seeing how the service grows. For the time being, Tagggit supports a handful of popular S60 handsets but we’re hoping it widens its scope soon. Hit the jump for some screenshots.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.