Twitter buys Mixer Labs to enhance geolocation services

Twitter users will be able to tag the location where a message was written

Twitter has enhanced geolocation services provided on its messaging service by buying Mixer Labs, the company said on Wednesday.

Mixer Labs' GeoAPI is a service that helps developers build geolocation-aware applications for the Twitter service, a Twitter official wrote in a blog entry. Software using the service will allow Twitter users to tag the location where a message was written.

Developers will be able to harness the GeoAPI engine to add relevant location information to Twitter messages. Such a service could help audiences receive Twitter messages based on location, the company wrote.

Adding location-based references could also enhance services like finding friends or local businesses, the company wrote. Users will also be able to search where an event is happening.

In August the company previewed expanded location support for developers, and last month the company launched a geotagging API for its service.

Twitter did not immediately respond to comment on how much it paid for Mixer Labs.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service
Topics: twitter, geolocation
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?