Posts Tagged: Location-Based Service


Burpple Android app

Get a Taste of Burpple’s Brand-New Android App

It has been nine months since I first wrote about the foodie app Burpple, and in that time the Singapore-based startup has had a rapid and c...

  • February 5, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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WeChat Drift Bottle

WeChat App Implicated at Trial of Pedophile in China

The trial of a sexual predator in Guangdong province in southern China has implicated the smash-hit messaging app WeChat as the way that the...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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O Check-In All Ye Faithful: Jiepang and Starbucks Tie-Up For More Christmas Fun

Coffee chain Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is keeping its relationship with Jiepang, China’s top Foursquare-esque check-in service, brewing ...

  • December 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Burpple App Adds ‘Explore’ Feature As It Sees Users in 3,300+ Cities

It’s Thanksgiving in the US today, and so there’s going to be a lot of eating going on. That makes it a good time for the social...

  • November 22, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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NowFloats App Focuses On the Here and Now, Offers Up Local Deals

As much fun as global social media can be – showing you photos of what some dude you sort of know on Twitter is eating for breakfast i...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 9:18 pm
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China’s Dating App Momo Will Soon Chat-Up International Users in English [Updated]

The Beijing-based startup behind the flirty hook-up app Momo is preparing to take it international, with an English version of its iPhone ap...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Rumor: Baidu To Spin Off LBS Division As It Focuses on Local and Maps

With so many web searches being for local things [1], China’s Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is rumored to be focusing more on location-based ser...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Yotomo App to Add QR and NFC Next Week, Daily Deals in Future

Indonesian location-based app Yotomo plans to release a new QR and NFC scan feature in its mobile app on August 10, and the startup also dis...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Urbanesia’s Location-Based API is Open for Developers

Indonesian city lifestyle directory website Urbanesia yesterday announced that its API is now open for third-party developers. The API will ...

  • July 26, 2012
  • at 2:40 pm
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Momo app local listings and check-ins

From Foreplay to Foursquare: China’s Top Dating App Toys With Local Check-Ins

What do you do when your young app has 20 million users and you need a path towards monetization? Go local! That’s the approach that will ...

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Foodie App Burpple Has Double Order of Good News, Including $500,000 Seed Funding

The social food app Burpple has been served a double order of good news today, the largest of which is $500,000 in seed funding, which is th...

  • December 12, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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China’s Momo App Chats Up 20 Million Users, Also Sees Traction in the US

China’s biggest flirty chat app, Momo, is still attracting new users at one hell of a rate. Today the startup’s app reached 20 m...

  • December 4, 2012
  • at 5:41 pm
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Darisini App Helps Indonesians Find Venues Nearby

You might have had a hard time finding the nearest café with super good wifi to catch up with your work when you trapped in a traffic jam i...

  • November 9, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
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Gaming Giant Netease Decides It Needs to Be Lucky in Love

The green-eyed monster of jealousy is never an attractive thing – especially in relationships. But that’s what seems to have mot...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 1:20 pm
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China’s Baidu to Focus on Local and LBS, Says it Has 77 Million Online Maps Users

At an event in Beijing this morning, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, revealed that it has set up a dedicated locat...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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Born This Way: China Gets its First Gay Flirting App, Blued

We’ve seen quite a few Chinese location-based apps for lads and ladies to flirt and get together – such as Mix and Momo – ...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 4:37 pm
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Momo App Hits 10 Million Users, A Whole Lot of Flirting Going On

For a startup to go from zero to ten million users in the space of a year, and to have done so very organically, is impressive. And so Beiji...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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qute messenger app

How Tencent’s Qute is Chatting Up Indonesia

So Tencent’s made-for-Indonesia Qute messaging app has more than a million users. That makes me curious to find out what is it all abo...

  • July 25, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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