This is my dumping ground for quotes and other stuff relating to the wonderful world of digital & communications.
what Colors does is offer up a visual public timeline of any given location, in real time. Every single image captured at any given location is instantly “placed” at that location, forever, and is served up as an artifact of that location to anyone using the Colors application….
In short, if Color is used by a statistically significant percentage of folks, nearly every location that matters on earth will soon be draped in an ever-growing tapestry of visual cloth, one that no doubt will also garner commentary, narrative structure, social graph meaning
Grindr has over one million users in 180 countries worldwide – quite amazing growth since we launched just under two years ago. Our users spend a little over an hour each day on Grindr, logging in an average of 8 times, and about 270,000 of our users log on every day
what Google is calling “contextual discovery”. This means being able to look at either a person’s browsing profile or their location profile and serving up interesting data to them without them searching for anything. Yes, it’s Google results without the search.
“The idea is to push information to people,” Mayer said. She noted that on mobile devices this is particularly interesting because location can provide context. One example she gave was a menu when you’re in a particular restaurant. It would be great to show up and see that on your device — maybe with a bit of social flavor based on what your friends like
As of today, Loopt have hit 4 million total users
Geolocation service Loopt has just launched a feature that lets you access the last 30 days of your location history as a downloadable KML file.
Latitude, Google’s location-based service, has 3 million active users — and some 8 million have signed up since the service launched… The service has grown 30% per month each month (in 2010) so far… Over 10% of all Android users are using it
Location-based social network Foursquare counted its 40 millionth checkin a “couple days ago,” according to a tweet from one of its developers. The number shows that Foursquare’sFoursquareFoursquare growth rate is accelerating: Five weeks ago, the company announced that the total number of checkins had reached 22 million. In short: Foursquare appears to have doubled its checkin rate in just over a month. It’s just over two weeks, meanwhile, since Foursquare hit the million user mark.
Now the SXSW dust has settled, Foursquare are claiming over 600,000 users - with 75,000 of these added during the festival. Gowalla is being more tight-lipped about their user numbers, preferring to focus on the 135,000 check-ins across the Austin, TX area during SXSW.
But while the ‘who’s got the biggest base?’ fight was rumbling in Texas, the Monopoly-like app MyTown was quietly beating both contenders with over 1.5million users - tripling in size since Jan 2010 and gaining 130,000 new users a week.
And then in the ‘almost too big to care’ category, along comes Loopt with over 3million users - five times the size of the more headline-grabbing Foursquare….
Gowalla revolves around finding virtual objects in real-world locations, something like a scavenger hunt. … about 100,000 people are using its application.
Since it was introduced at South by Southwest a year ago, Foursquare has swelled to more than 500,000 users. It now has 1.6 million check-ins a week
if you’re searching for a product that is sold by participating retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or West Elm, you can just look for the blue dots in the search results to see if it’s available in a local store
Yesterday, Foursquare turned one. … Despite that short amount of time, Foursquare has more than half a million users, 1.4 million venues and 15.5 million checkins, and it’s still growing
only 9 percent of people have received a coupon or discount code on their phones based on where they were standing, according to new data from Compete
Beginning Thursday, latte addicts who visit Starbucks outlets can get more than just a caffeine fix. They will also be rewarded on Foursquare with a barista badge after visiting 5 different stores. Frequent customers will also receive loyalty rewards (still tbd).
H&M is promoting its new collection within the MyTown iPhone application.