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Brightkite's API has helped a developer create a native Brightkite application for the BlackBerry App World. It's available for free.
As interest in the start-up world has grown and the attendance at many annual conferences has swelled, this one has stayed static. But here's why that might be a good thing--if the conference organizers know how to handle it.
The two companies plan to operate under the Brightkite brand, according to a blog post by a founder of the location-based networking start-up.
The geolocation service now lets members comment on their friends' check-ins and add photos to the venues in the Foursquare directory.
BrightKite tells you who to hang out with based on location.
Location-based social network, Brightkite, has just added integration with Facebook Connect.
VCs are funneling funds into Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, and other apps that let users check-in and then broadcast their locations. We find out why on this week's show, featuring Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times and Adrianne Jeffries of ReadWriteWeb.
The start-up, which launched as part of Internet Week New York, wants to work with hotel and travel companies to build loyalty programs through check-ins from services like Foursquare and Gowalla.
With a slick interface, extensive privacy controls, and iPhone and Android apps on the way, Brightkite is the most promising location-based social network yet. That doesn't mean it's perfect by any means.
The rivalry between Gowalla and Foursquare might seem to define the nascent geolocation market. Hold your horses: Let's see what Facebook is cooking up.