"location" entries

Top Stories: March 12-16, 2012

The nuances of location language, game devs find funding through Kickstarter, and the state of ebook pricing.

This week on O'Reilly: Computational linguist Robert Munro explained why location language is far more complex than many realize, we looked at how Kickstarter's crowdfunding is helping game developers, and Joe Wikert explored the major trends shaping ebook prices.

Makers and hackers: The Where Conference is looking for you

Visualizations, RFID installs and a Mini Maker Faire will be featured at Where 2012.

The 2012 Where Conference is looking for makers, hackers, developers and do-it-yourselfers who are working in the geolocation and mapping spaces.

Why indoor navigation is so hard

Your phone can get you to the museum, but it can't guide you to the T-Rex.

The mapping applications built into smartphones are fantastic … until you arrive at your destination. Here, Nick Farina explains how indoor navigation apps can and should work.

Developer Week in Review: Lion drops pre-installed MySQL

MySQL is missing from Lion Server, and Apple gets a slap on the wrist from South Korea.

A pre-installed version of MySQL is noticeably absent from Lion Server, South Korea penalizes Apple for the location brouhaha, and Java 7's compiler injects a bit of randomness into software development.

Strata Week: Google Plus focuses on data control

The launch of Google+, Yahoo spins off Hadoop, and a book full of iPhone location maps

Google launches Google+, saying "It's your data" and giving users better control over sharing. Yahoo spins out its Hadoop division into a separate company. And a self-published author creates a book out of his iPhone tracking maps.

Want to know where to build a new store? Check your human density data

Skyhook's Ted Morgan on the applications of human density data.

Ted Morgan, Skyhook co-founder and CEO, discusses the value of human density data and why it will help drive marketing, business and development decisions.

Softly buzzing phones could yield better augmented reality

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on subtle forms of augmented reality.

Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, says subtle interactions — like a buzzing phone — could lead to better augmented reality experiences than those provided through cameras and screens.

The iPhone tracking story, one week later

Apple issues a statement on location and says iOS fixes are coming soon.

Apple announces fixes and sheds more light on location data. Plus, a look at some of the reporting and potential applications that have popped up.

Additional iPhone tracking research

Researchers and reporters are exploring many of the issues related to mobile location data.

The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.

iPhone tracking: The day after

Analysis and criticism came in the wake of our iPhone tracking story.

The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.