Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

If you've used Foursquare and ever seen a "Nearby Tip," then you've experienced geo-fencing. A geo-fence is like an outline of a specific location or area that, when you are inside, allows additional messages or information to be brought to your attention. Pretty straightforward: If it isn't "nearby" then don't show it. More advanced uses for geo-fences in location services are coming. These new features are being driven by advances in data services, software interfaces and mobile hardware. If you're new to the idea of geo-fencing, check out some previous articles on Inman to check out: "Geo-fencing and mobile marketing," and "Geo-fencing: next in mobile marketing?" Data services like Location Labs and Urban Mapping are increasing the f...