Discovering information about the people around you using your smartphone? It sounds like the next frontier in the ongoing privacy debate, but at the South by South West technology fair in America, it’s considered to be the latest breakthrough in app technology.
Highlight, a people discovery application has turned heads at the tech expo that has in thepast foreshadowed the rise of both Twitter and Foursquare.
Location based applications like Foursquare have experienced steady growth both in Australia and overseas.
Facebook has also moved into the location front, allowing its users to ‘check-in’ themselves and their friends at various locations.
Today’s infographic, created by Beyond and sourced from Memeburn, charts the rise of location based applications, what early adopters and the general public are using.