ArtAround SF is an upcoming mobile app for discovering public art in San Francisco. It is based on the existing ArtAround Washington DC app by Anna Bloom and Laurenellen McCann. The duo are raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.
We've previously spoken about TV shows using audio-watermarking technology to sync content tablet and smartphone devices. SonicNotify now aims to expand the concept to sports and music fans to benefit from proximity relevant and geolocated content to phones.
The company is offering three products – Sonic Live, Sonic Goods and Sonic Cast. Sonic Live seeks to improve interaction at live events via an inaudible, coded frequency played over a PA system or using SonicNotify’s specially-developed ‘beacon’ devices. Although inaudible to the human ear, smartphones in range will be able to detect...
Peer-to-peer car sharing service Wheelz has launched an app that allows students to put up their car for rent whilst it’s parked on campus. It is focused on the student market, using Facebook as identification authorization alongside geolocation technologies. This means you know exactly who is renting your car and that authorization creates a trust network. You can see what cars are available nearby and then book the car through the app. You can then unlock the door with with either the app or your Wheelz card with the pre-installed device that reads an RFID card in the window. Once you get inside...
To celebrate the sounds of a Latin America, Cartagena Music Festival launched an innovative campaign that mapped people’s physical position onto a virtual globe, and from there onto an old cylinder-and-pin-style music box. At the El Sonido De Las Americas website, people around the continent could tap in their location which then appeared as a pin on a globe. On January 6th 2012, these were tabulated and a musical symphony created of South America.
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Toyota Belgium have just launched a new campaign for their RAV4 that allows participants to earn discounts for the vehicle based on their location. Smartphone users download the RAV4 Adventure Discount App, travel to a so-called adventurous location within Belgium and sign in with the application. The app then calculates a discount based on just how daring you are. While far-flung wilderness locations are an obvious choice for big discounts, Toyota has hinted there are plenty of adventurous spots in city locales as well.
A recent American Express app used geolocation data to encouraged players to run around Singapore to collect virtual pins in the city, which translated into Membership Reward points and shopping vouchers, depending on who won the most points over the day days the game was played.