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In the race for smartphone platform supremacy who is in the lead?

November 3, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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The U.S. smartphone market is booming. Nearing the end of the third quarter a range of analyst firms have posted their current figures on the market.

The figures do provide a clear picture of which platforms are accelerating in the U.S. smartphones market and from which platforms market share is being lost.

For developers these trends are essential for planning and development of new app and for what platform they will be offered. LOCiMobile has 17 apps which are currently available on multiple smartphone platforms.

3Q SMARTPHONE MARKET DATA

CODE AMBER AND EMPIRE SALES JOIN TOGETHER ON A NATIONWIDE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR MISSING CHILDREN

October 31, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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Sacramento Californian- October 28, 2010 Empire Sales Incorporated and Code Amber News Service team up to work together as Empire Sales knocks on the doors of America to promote Awareness for Missing Children. From city to city across the nation, Empire Sales with its full-time team members plan to go door to door raising awareness on how to increase literacy and keep children safe. Over the next 12 months, Empire Sales plans to cover 30 states and over 1,000 communities.

Since 2002 CANS has reached an audience of 1.9 billion through its web site tickers and point of display feeds presented through our strategic relationships; including other media outlets, retail merchants, internet service providers, mobile smartphone apps, corporate sponsors, affiliate partners, federal, state and local agencies as well as concerned citizens. CodeAmber.com and Code Mobile now reach over 500,000 web sites, smartphones and personal desktops across the globe. No other news means so much to so many. CANS is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), a leader in two-way GPS Tracking / Personal Location Services, committed to pioneering, creating, and delivering GPS Applications that keep you connected to whom and what matters most.

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Mobile Privacy 101:

October 30, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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If you are concerned about the possibility of accidentally exposing personal data such as your name, location or social connections with social sites or their advertisers, you will have to avoid social media and social networking — for the time being.

Clicking on an ad gives the destination website the precise web address from which you arrived. It’s the way the web works, and no one that is buying ads wants to change that MO as it is the basis of performance analytics. That’s exactly what happened at MySpace and it’s been a problem at Facebook as well.

It’s a problem with any website that aggregates visitor profiles or their data with click-through ads. The Wall Street Journal is justified for sharing with its readers the problem as they might not realize that absolute privacy is a virtual impossibility.

As more personal info is placed online, users are understandably skittish and angry about their data and appalled about even the most innocuous compromise to their privacy regardless of the promises of anonymity.

Having illuminated the problem, not all mobile applications that use subscriber data share that info with advertisers. Specifically, GTX Corp and its LOCiMOBILE GPS Tracking Apps are one of the exceptions. The personal ID data and the location data generated via the app is only shared between the subscribers that have opted to give and receive their locates. Safe and secure are more than claims, they are a credential.

GPS Camera for iPhone is a Must Have App

October 17, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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gps camera is a must have iphone app

GPS Camera is a must have iPhone app

If you take pictures with your iPhone, GPS Camera is a definite “must have” App.

It’s simple and useful… Every picture you take with the GPS Camera app will automatically save your location and the time and date when the picture was taken.

So imagine looking through a bunch of pictures in the future and knowing where and when that picture was taken, yes pretty useful.

The app also let’s you add a message to the pic and e-mail or update your Facebook.

“The Girls in Vegas” with a date and location will stay with that picture forever, so no worries that in 5 years while looking at old photo’s you won’t remember where and when that great shot was taken.

So next time you say “say cheese” make sure you have GPS Camera loaded on your iPhone.

Download to iPhone click here or search GPS Camera on the iTunes app strore.

Another great App from the leaders in www.gpstrackingapps.com

Android users search twice as much as iPhone subscribers.

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Google smartly views search, and the ads accompanying it, the ROI for its affiliates and investors. Google said that mobile searches are more valuable to mobile operators as they also earn money from the ads.

Google announced a $1 billion annualized run rate for mobile — which covers phones, tablets, and “other devices.” Mobile searches also grew five times over previous years — although that’s not much of a surprise given Android’s massive ramp-up over the twelve months.

In comparison to search and ads, Google doesn’t expect its Android Mobile Market to be much of a revenue maker… unless the app promotes sales with Google Checkout, consumer advertising and or searching for people with GPS TRACKING APPS which bodes well for GTX Corp and its LOCiMOBILE subsidiary.

As Android becomes more popular, and mobile users begin to rely on Google’s search and services more, the company expects the modality to generate greater profits than PCs do today.

GTX Corp is tracking: Google’s Android may be taking a trip down the Amazon

October 11, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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Although reports have recorded the growth of smartphones running on the Android platform have exceeded those on the Apple operating system, app developers remain ardent supporter of the iTunes App Store.

Analysts predict that Apple’s revenue from the store will rise from $425M in 2010 to $2.3B by 2015 – among them the top selling GTX Corp (GTXO) GPS Tracking and GeoTagging Apps from LOCiMOBILE

With an outlook as robust as this, one might expect that the Android Marketplace seeing these numbers  would invest in its user interface to build a positive consumer/developer franchise. Such is not the case as only 10% of developers polled have anything positive to say about the Google model.

Obviously this bodes well for Amazon, the newest app store contender. With its powerful cloud computing technology, near perfect transaction engine and monster data base the front runner may have to put on the speed to stay in front.

Our guess is that Bezos is going to make the pages of eBooks apps and make finding those apps very, very easy. Eliminating the hurdles to close a transaction is key to the user experience and Amazon’s patented one-click check-out has its advantages over Google’s. Bigger may not be better…yet.

Google Maps for mobile 4.5 turns to Walking Navigation

September 10, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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LOCiMOBILE GPS TRACKING APPS USE GOOGLE MAPS

Google continues adding new features to its Google Maps for mobile service, unveiling Walking Navigation (Beta), a new tool promising users a more direct and pedestrian-friendly route to their destination. “Your phone will vibrate when you need to make a turn,” write software engineers Andrey Ulanov and Kevin Law on the Official Google Mobile Blog. “You can even turn off voice guidance and just use these notifications while soaking in the sights and sounds around you. To help you orient yourself with your surroundings, the map will rotate with you as you turn the phone, and walking mode uses satellite view by default. Use it like a virtual compass with satellite imagery to look ahead or help pick out landmarks along the way.”

Google Maps for mobile 4.5 (available for now for smartphones running Android 1.6 and up) also boasts Street View smart navigation, a feature already available to desktop users. “You no longer have to slowly move down a street by tapping arrows along roads repeatedly,” Ulanov and Law explain. “Now you can quickly navigate Street View by dragging Pegman from the corner and highlighting where you want to go with a lightly shaded ‘pancake’ on roads or a rectangle on buildings. Let go of the screen when highlighting the front of a building, and you’ll fly there and turn to face it.” Google Maps for mobile additionally includes a new search bar that filters results by distance and ratings, offers prices categorized with dollar signs and depicts cross streets for places.

In late August, Google announced that the Google Maps for mobile solution now tops 100 million users a month, roughly five years after its initial rollout. Writing on the Official Google Mobile Blog, vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra noted that in the wake of recent enhancements like the April 2010 addition of Place Pages (web pages organizing all relevant information about a particular destination), users are now searching for specific locations almost three times as often, doubling the number of Place Pages viewed each day.

Android now 25% of mobile web use as iOS lead erodes

September 7, 2010 in GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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Devices running Google’s Android mobile operating system now account for 25 percent of mobile web consumption in North America, up 2 percent month over month and an 18.6 percent year-over-year increase, according to new data published by web metrics firm Quantcast.

Android’s gains come at the expense of Apple’s iOS, which now represents 56 percent of mobile web consumption, down 0.3 percent month-over-month and 11.4 percent year-over-year; Research In Motion’s also slipped, dropping 0.6 percent month-over-month and 1.6 percent year-over-year, and now accounts for 9.0 percent of mobile web use. Quantcast adds its research is based on more than 4 billion mobile page views reported during August 2010.

The Android platform now represents 17.2 percent of the global smartphone market, overtaking iOS as the world’s third most popular smartphone OS and edging past BlackBerry to emerge as the top-selling OS in the U.S., according to data published last month by research firm Gartner. Worldwide sales of Android-powered devices topped 10.6 million in the second quarter of 2010, up from just 756,000 a year ago, at which time Android made up only 1.8 percent of the global smartphone market.

Sales of Android smartphones now total about 200,000 each day. The number of Android activations corresponds with increasing revenues resulting from mobile search: “Trust me that revenue is large enough to pay for all of Android’s activities and a whole bunch more,” Google CEO Schmidt said.

Downloads of paid and free personal location apps from LOCiMOBILE GPS Tracking  are rising in sync with Android activations domestically and abroad.

Samsung Smartphone Sales Soar On Android Platform

September 6, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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Samsung Electronics expects to sell up to 25 million smartphones by the close of 2010, a significant increase to the company’s earlier estimate and due mostly to its recent allegiance to Google Android – a 7 million unit increase on its original sales target of 18 million. Samsung expects to double the number of smartphones it ships in 2011.

Earlier this week, Samsung said it had shipped more than 1 million of its Galaxy S smartphones in the U.S. The Galaxy S is Samsung’s first smartphone on the Google Android platform and will offer all of the LOCiMOBILE apps.

“We are prioritizing our Android platform. Android is very open and flexible, and there is a consumer demand for it,” YH Lee, Samsung Mobile’s head of marketing, said this week.

Supermarkets and Location-Based Services: Pancake Mix on Aisle 6

September 4, 2010 in GPS TRACKING APPS,GTXCORP,LOCiMOBILE | Comments (0)

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If you thought finding someone was a challenge, our supermarkets offer as manay as 100,000 items on their store shelves. Finding the one thing you are looking for can often be a hassle, especially if you prefer to turn your search for a dozen eggs. Now, with the help of an Location Aware app shoppers at a number of Meijer supercenters in Michigan will be able to use their iPhones to find the product they are looking for. 

Supermarkets are a lucrative market for indoor location services, as they allow companies to speak directly to consumers who are actively looking to buy something. Of course they all ready used LOCiMOBILE to find thier shopping mate. This gives a store like Meijer, which is running a pilot study of this application, the opportunity to customize offers for frequent shoppers and to highlight sale items and other products.

Supermarkets want to ensure that shoppers don’t leave the store without finding what they are looking for so… Determining a shopper’s location inside a store is not an easy task, as GPS signals don’t work inside a building. Instead, the app triangulates a shopper’s location in the store with the help of WiFi access points inside the building. WiFi used to be a rarity in supermarkets, but Meijer now has 26 hotspots inside every store that is participating in this pilot, which allows the company to locate a shopper with a good enough accuracy to be useful.