8 Responses to “GeoLocal: The Rise of Consumer Location-based Services”

  1. Tardigrade

    @MyLocator: Just see what is profitable on Facebook: Farmville and similar braindead games. The business segment is small compared to casual applications.

  2. It is missing Yelp. It also does not address a great feature: photo uploads from the location (something Gowalla and Yelp have, but FourSquare is mysteriously lacking).

  3. Om – these are some slick infographics. Thanks! But why limit the conversation to location-based games and social networking apps? All the revenue opportunities you list are marketing/advertising/couponing. While that’s certainly a revenue generator of the future, what about other location-based services? For example, the TSYS acquisition of NIM or the recent TNAV IPO? Then there are the “Family Locator apps, http://sprint.com/familylocator and http://att.com/familymap. For some other “below the radar” high-value use cases of location info, check this out: http://bit.ly/9XtQQI