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iPhone Location Aware Apps by Example by Zeeshan Chawdhary

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Exploring location-based SDKs/APIs

In the last four to five years, a lot of location-based startups have launched their products. Some of them have become a rage and a benchmark for current and future location-based applications. Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and Wcities are some examples of companies that are looked upon for location-based places information.

On the entertainment side, Eventful, Last.fm, Wcities, Plancast, and Zvents are companies that provide location-based events and entertainment guides. For Movies, Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes are some good examples. Groupon and BView are good location-based deal providers. Another niche location-based company is SeeClickFix.com for providing social-governance functionality.

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