Category Archives: Location/LBS

Competition

It looks like Facebook is about to release some photo sharing features – and according to TechCrunch is going to step all over the millions invested in Color.com as well as Instagram and Path… so what’s to stop Facebook (or … Continue reading

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The CB Radio Rocked the ’70s. This is why:

I was a kid when CBs were hot. I was never sure how trucker culture rose so fast into the mainstream. But the device that empowered that culture was an open, anonymous, and mobile communicator. It was low-powered so, effectively, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Releases

As we move to focus both MapOmatic and Pingster, we’re going to be removing the “ping” related features in MapOmatic, and increasing the social elements in Pingster — effectively making MapO the “private” one, and Pingster the “social” one. They … Continue reading

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5000th Download Yesterday…6000th Tonight

And what a day of pinging! Apple released our new versions with little fanfare, and due to that oddness in AppStore, none of our existing users were notified of the update… still, we had thousands of pings yesterday. You almost … Continue reading

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Ping Resolution Improved

We fixed a major bug in the server last night so you’ll all notice that the pings update cleaner and more steadily when you’re moving around – this makes it far easier to rendezvous with friends or know when they’re … Continue reading

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How do you use Ping?

1. You’re home and waiting for someone to arrive. How often have you sorta paced around in expectation? It’s nice to really know exactly where your guest is. And for your guest, it’s nice to know right where you’re going … Continue reading

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Location Privacy

The question has come up numerous times, so i want to be clear: we do not keep, file or store user’s ping/location information. It cannot be subpoenaed by law enforcement because we do not have it. The way we maintain … Continue reading

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