Location aware iPhone/iPodTouch apps

The App Store is available if you have updated to iTunes 7.7. I took a quick look at some of the first round of apps (there are 500 at launch) and found the expected Whrrl, Loopt, and Yelp apps, but there are others as well. If you need a map for a subway in the US, you are in luck since there are tons of subway maps. It looks like a couple of the Twitter clients are location enabled, I am pretty excited about that. The upshot is that it looks like we are doing pretty good with the first round of the App Store location apps. There is still a lot of room for growth for a GPS capture and more personalized (GISy) mapping app.


Written by

Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.