Ever Yelped? Are you a mayor in FourSquare? If these terms are unfamiliar (or even if they are familiar), join us Thursday, February 11th for an introduction and discussion of location-based services.
Will McCain will lead our discussion with a Gowalla primer. Music Librarian Ashlie Conway will also discuss FourSquare and how it can be beneficial for businesses.
Why are location-based services (LBS) important? According to Mashable:
“Numbers earlier this week from research firm Gartner agree with this assessment: the number of users of location-based services is set to double to 95.7 million this year, up from 41 million a year ago, which should result in over $2 billion in revenue. With more and more iPhone, Android and mobile apps taking advantage of more readily available GPS and LBS technology, we have to ask: what’s next for location-based services?”
So join in the discussion! We want to hear what services you’ve used, which you like, and which you don’t.
February 11, 2010
5:30 – 7 PM
1401 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201
Hope to see you there!