Open any application on your mobile phone, be it TripAdvisor, Uber, Instagram, Tinder or even game applications like PokemonGo. What is the first permission these apps ask for? The first thing you will notice is that these apps ask for your location access. The location-based services have eased our lives beyond the imagination and made our daily experiences easier, comfortable and amusing. Are you excited to know how these location-based apps have revolutionized the simple local discovery of places and things? In this blog we have listed down the key features of geolocation applications. Also, the steps that will help you in the geolocation app development process.
What is that one particular key feature that helped Facebook, Tinder, Airbnb application to be so popular? Needless to say, location-based services! This service has changed the workflow of an application. These geo-location apps have been integrated into numerous industries and are used for a variety of purposes.
For some, geo-location service is used for marketing, for others it is used to interact with customers. Customers can have a wonderful advantage of such services to get recommendations, tips and hints. These applications have influenced humans in a beautiful way that everything just seems around the corner.
Not to forget, the MarketsandMarkets report suggests that the location-based service will cross $40 billion by the end of the year 2024. Brilliant news for mobile app development companies isn’t it? Well, let’s dig deeper and have an answer to each of the queries related to location-based apps.
What is a location-based application?
Looking at the nuances in the customer expectations from the services each day, a location-based app provides services around the user’s selected location. This app uses GPS, Cell ID or WiFi to determine the location. Such applications are used for a variety of purposes, few as mentioned above that are for marketing, recommendations, and others to share our own location, to measure the distance, to find a service, to build routes, navigation and all.