Mapping and mapping software are a great help in the world of internet today. They provide you with direction, services, help and guidance. There was a trend when people used to ask locals in order to search for some place, now they used Google’s maps instead. They have been drawn so precisely that you can get to the accurate place with just the map support. Different services around the world are making this experience more interactive.
The latest development in the mapping world is the integration of Yelp, Gowalla and FourWhere at the single place.
Foursquare the forms the basis of FourWhere is a location based networking that has its own software for computer and mobile devices. There is also a game associated with the network. The social networking helps registered users to check in through their mobile texts or through the mobile application about the location they are at and that helps them update their locations to their friends and family. The project is being taken up by Yahoo Inc.
Gowalla started up as a social networking game on the basis of locations. The website stand-alone provides members with a feature to spot through their locations. The service runs through mobile applications or mobile websites. There used to be rewards on check-ins as well and the website was having some 150,000 users in the latest reviews.
Yelp is a service that lets you search for your desired services, communities around a specific location on the map. You enter addresses and the destination that you are after and you get results in the form of list that is usually rated by the users as well. Other details such as timings, nearest car parks, visitor counts are all given in order to best facilitate you with the location. This information is available through internet and mobile based applications.
FourWhere is a combination of all these services that update information from all the different sources once you move around on the map. Google maps have been used in all the development of this combination. It gives you with all the information about the location that you clicked for. The service automatically detects your location in case you are logging in from a computer or even a mobile device.
The combination of Yelp and Gowalla are nice features that would certainly help you have reviews about the location of your choice. It could possibly be quality of services at a local restaurant, a barber shop or anywhere around the place. The developers are also trying to integrate an intelligent system into the website to make sure that you have suggestions with respect to similar venues once you serve the platform. This system would also integrate locations that have been marked on the map with similar names just to make sure that you don’t get to the wrong place.
The site along with the information integrations from around the different platforms would certainly come up as something reliable as well as informative for all the users out there. You can get as much information about the venue of your choice that is available on the said platforms.