Sprint Announces Open Location Development Platform
Today Sprint unveiled VeriPlace, a new set of tools that third party developers can use to create location-based mobile, Web, WAP, SMS and widget applications for Sprint. The tools use the same base software that is used by Sprint's Family Locator Service, so it maintains security and privacy, while also giving developers what they need to write location-enabled applications. It also reduces the difficulty of certifying applications that use GPS, triangulation and other location services.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
Google Maps Improves Location-Sharing Tools
Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they'd like to share.
Google Play Services 7.0 Improves Location Tools
Google today announced the rollout of Play Services 7.0. Play Services is the backbone developers use to create and power applications for Android.
Sprint to Open 1,435 RadioShack Stores April 10
Sprint said it will re-open 1,435 RadioShack stores tomorrow that it acquired from General Wireless. The move will double the number of company-owned stores and give Sprint a much wider retail footprint around the country.
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