Location Apps for Dummies from @schneidermike Part2

Mar 18, 2011

I’m returning from SXSW where I got to chat with and hang out with the best and the brightest in the social media/tech space. My friend, Mike Schneider is the go-to-guy on Location Based Services (LBS) he’s actually co-writing a book: Location Based Marketing for Dummies. So naturally I wanted to know what LBS apps he recommends.


What makes you unique? Do you enjoy cheeseburgers? indie music? mountain biking? fashion? What if you had a robot that could learn your individual tastes, passions and interests so it could recommend relevant places to go, ideas to try and groups to join? What if your robot could give you an excuse to hang out more with your friends?



Gowalla is la social travel guide and passport on your phone. It’s a fun and social way to keep up with your friends, record your memories, share photos and highlights, and discover your city and the world around you. Plus, Gowalla is available EVERYWHERE, so you’ll be able to record your adventures wherever you go. Gowalla will even keep track of all the cities, states and countries you visit.


Foursquare – Find Places to Eat, Drink, and Visit

foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards.



Path is the simple and private way to be yourself and share life with close friends and family. Use Path to capture photos and short videos, share your Path with the people you care about, add tags to remember context, and have intimate conversations around each moment. You can share your Path with close friends and family who have an iPhone, on the Web, or even over email.

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oodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can find and share where to find your favorite dishes using photos.



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