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This week Boca Raton, Fla.-based Loc-Aid is lifting the cover off of a two-year project that aims to aggregate location-based data from carr…

imageThis week Boca Raton, Fla.-based Loc-Aid is lifting the cover off of a two-year project that aims to aggregate location-based data from carriers and resell it to developers. Isaias Sudit, Loc-Aid’s CEO said by being the middleman, developers will be able to add location-based services more easily to their applications, and the carriers won’t have to manage the increasing number of developers, who are interested in tapping into the data. He argues without an intermediary, it’s nearly impossible for either parties to make money. Because Loc-Aid first went into business in 2004 to make location-based apps, Sudit can speak from experience when he says: “The way the developers are accessing location right now, there

  1. Interesting idea – here's an alternative. Build a simple applet that reads the location information on the phone (either wifi, gps, cell tower id) and then integrate that data in real time with a simple browser plugin that sends that data to the web site where the request is being made.

    I agree you can't make money easily on "just" location – because you're still missing critical data like who am i and what device am I on. It's the combination of these three pieces of meta data combined with a request for information that makes it more compelling.

    Peter Cranstone
    5o9 Inc
    (Software to power Mobile SaaS)

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