Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion
Twitter users can look forward to a more location-aware service in the future, as the micro-blogging site has just revealed it's acquired Mixer Labs, the company that offers GeoAPI, describing the buy-out as "a major new step into the location-aware future".
"When current location is added to tweets", says Twitter, "new and valuable services emerge - everything from breaking news to finding friends or local businesses can be dramatically enhanced".
GeoAPI, is said to be "a comprehensive service for helping developers build geolocation-aware applications". As part of Twitter, the Mixer Labs team will be "working to combine the contextual relevance of location to tweets".
A "dramatic example" given by Twitter is that "twittering 'Earthquake!' alone is not as informative as 'Earthquake!' coupled with your current location".
"We look forward to building features together that will make Twitter even more interesting and relevant to your daily life, no matter where you are", says Twitter.
We will keep you posted.