GPS & Location Based Apps Development
At one time, the GPS technology embedded in mobile apps was used only for navigation. Today this technology is being used much more widely. Location-based services have entered spheres such as retail, eCommerce, healthcare, food, and entertainment. All of this has taken the user experience in many fields to a completely new level. GPS in IoT makes it possible to create unique real-time trackers that analyze the movements of people, animals, objects, and vehicles. IoT devices paired with GPS-powered software help to collect and record huge volumes of data related to speed, time, direction, and location, which can be used in a variety of ways for personal or business purposes.
- Apps for pet tracking
- Fitness apps
- Taxi-hailing services
- Place recommendations
- Hotel booking solutions
- Food delivery apps
- Doctor-on-demand apps
- Dating apps
- eCommerce apps
- AR games
Fitness apps can measure the speed of running, walking and cycling, and record stats with a wide range of parameters that help users make their workouts more effective.
Based on information drawn from a user’s location, eCommerce applications can display the closest delivery office or shipping center and offer the best options for shipments. Groupon, eBay, Amazon, and AliExpess are typical examples of a location-based eCommerce app.
GPS technology in mobile app development is widely used by on-demand taxi services. The apps get the location of a user and of available cars, then estimate the time needed to get to a pick-up point and to a destination. The most famous taxi-hailing apps, popular in many countries, are Uber, Lyft and Curb.
Location-based dating apps work by matching pairs in accordance with the location of users’ devices. When an app (like Tinder or OkCupid, for example) gets a location from one smartphone, it starts looking for potential matches within the specified search radius.
Applications of this type obtain geolocation data to be able to offer users relevant gaming content; for example, to cache some virtual objects in the real world or somehow interact with them. Pokémon Go and Neyon Clash are among the most well-known location-based AR games.