In June, 2011, Apple announced that Location-Based Reminders would be a new feature of iOS5 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Location-based reminders have been implemented previously by mobile apps, but until now were never released by a major industry company. Grizzly Analytics sees the Apple announcement as a tipping point that is likely to propel location-based reminders into the mass-market.
Location-based reminders have the power to revolutionize how users manage and remember tasks. Advances in location-based reminders, currently in research, can transform how users manage their schedules and how they find stores & businesses that they need.
In this report, Grizzly Analytics reviews research underway at major mobile industry companies that addresses shortcomings in early implementations, surveys mobile apps already available, and identifies information being gathered in the local search and e-commerce markets that will facilitate more powerful location-based reminders.
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