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.
Instagram Bows Location and Hashtag Search
Instagram today made it easier to find story content in its mobile app based on location or interests/topics. A new story ring now appears at the top of the explore section.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
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