May poll wrap: Location Based Services: Fad or Future

On Foursquare I have: 1,700 checkins, 41 badges and 11 mayorships.  I’ve met new friends using the app and I keep in touch with many other friends through viewing and commenting on their checkins.  Nonetheless it still feels like early days with LBS.  New applications continue to come to market, existing applications are adding checkin capabilities and LBS vendors are adding new features.  Still there’s a lingering, “what’s it all about?” feeling.

Poll Results

Interestingly the poll showed a dead heat.  50% think Location Based Services are a fad and 50% think there is a future for LBS.  It will be interesting to try this poll again in 12 months.


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