Location-based Social Apps Examples
About Location-based Mobile Apps:
Geolocation is one of the best technologies in today’s world, developed enormously and integrated into many apps. As the name indicates, location-based services are associated with the ability to locate mobile users and offer services based on this place.
Not surprisingly, today location-based services are everywhere – from social media networks like Facebook and Tinder, mobile through payment apps like PhonePe & Paytm, and bus/flight booking platforms like Makemytrip & Airbnb.
Based on the Global Positioning System (GPS), location-based social networking is used with smartphones allowing users to allow a large number of people find where they are. Location-based services have become parts of rapidly growing industries of this digital world.
According to the MarketsandMarkets reports, the global market of location-based services will reach 40 billion dollars by the year 2024.
Key Features of Location-Based Service Applications
- Users can identify their location simply and share it with others (For example: Location sharing on WhatsApp)
- This location-based apps measure the distance between objects (For example: Google Maps locates your location and shows the nearest Café, theatre, shopping malls etc.)
- Mapping in the application build optimal routes from one place to another (For example: Uber/ Ola shows faster routes to destination)
Today, we will be listing out ten great examples of geolocation-based social apps and how they beneficial for society.
So, let’s have a look into the
#1 City Hour
City hour located based service app was developed by Alty.co. It is a mix of the social and business mobile application that allows customers to interact with other business professionals, depending on where they are, where you are and what you have in common.
You can improve your search depending on industries, professions or other criteria you choose. Once you’ve made those connections, the application will calendar everything, so you’re in order.
Glympse is very useful for both business and personal use. If you want to share your location with your friends, family or colleagues, you can do it with a minute. If you will reach the destination late or you are being violated, your location will be notified.
Don’t worry about security. You will have control over who sees and is notified of your location. Amazingly, you can also set up location groups so that families can always know where each other is.
#3 Dark Sky
It is a kind of mobile app that can be used to check weather conditions and get alert. Users can choose from several types of notifications – updates on their locations for snow or rain, severe weather forecast with timeliness, etc.
With map simulations of weather patterns on the applications, it provides clear weather conditions of tourist destinations. One good thing about this weather app is that one can choose from a lot of options and modify those options whenever they want.
It is obviously a fitness app that helps to track the physical activity of users, keep a diet log and connect with a friend to give and receive support and encouragement. The “geolocation” feature of this mobile application is that an individual can select from optional paths and even find tips for running fitness centers and routes in many cities in the US and around the world.
Happn is the best social or dating app that uses real time geographic location. If the user is in the vicinity, they will get alerts when someone close to them is a Happn user you have seen before. If she/he is the person they want to see again, another encounter will be arranged. Besides, if they want to avoid any person they don’t like, you can happily do the same.
Users have the facility to upload their profiles, which other users can view. If they want to make it private with some, users can also block them. This dating app user can block other users, and their real time location will never go out unless they choose to expose it.
I think everyone is aware of this real world social networking mobile application. A user can post when her/his life happens and share it publicly with selected friends or other users. The app virtually eliminates the need to text or call.
User groups can be formed, and different events occur (or not) with specific groups. This app gives better user experience and all you need is wi fi to enjoy this service.
Now, it is just simple and easy to order your favorite dishes, pick up and eat. Location-based mobile apps can change the way we live, especially we shop. Most of us have been doing this by ordering food from a wide variety of restaurants online.
Taco Bell is the chatbot for such activity. Curbside app has teamed up with several leading retailers such as See’s Candies, Best Buy, CVS Pharmacy, etc.
The geolocation factor is: the user places an online order; the retailer packs that order; the retailer is alerted when the user pulls up and a deliver executive gives the order to the customer.
#8 Yik Yak
If you want to travel and would like to know which restaurants are available on the town/city, what is happening on that location, what’s special in this location, this is the best mobile device app you should have.
Users can also connect with other app users in your location and get the information whatever you need. Users can also speak with Yakkers by just sitting at your home and know about what kinds of situations or events they are speaking about and join.
#9 Air Tasker
This location aware application is a marketplace that connects businesses and individuals who required tasks with people who are close to those who can do those tasks. Wonderfully, registered “Taskers” are completly covered by 20 million dollars insurance policy.
Here, Individuals can post their requirements with no cost; Taskers register their bids; individuals choose the task and pays the company (payment is made until the work is completed satisfactorily).
Last but not least, Waze is a location-based mapping app that are used my many people across the globe. One can receive real time updates on traffic conditions from not only this mobile application but also from the other drivers in the same location. The app notifies the user about road accidents, construction areas, detours and many more. How cool it is!
In addition, if the customer needs to fill gas, this amazing app finds the lowest prices in the route or location area.
With aforementioned information, I hope you got a clear idea about the location-based social applications that are making our lives smarter, easier, and definitely more effective.
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