Which GPS features in Facebook mobile can be expected in the near future? In context of just-released Nearby Places search and recommend feature.
Fb is being used by many people....But i don't think there is gonna be something like FB phone...Although i heard about it but i don't think it is really gonna be cool unless it is manufactured with some cool brand like samsung or nokia....But yes it is gonna make life easier...U'd easily know where your friends are and U'd get suggestions on the basis of the places most visited by friends, etc. Overall it is gonna be cool IF only it comes!!!
U’d get suggestions on the basis of the places most visited by friends, etc
That is already possible with FourSquare integration with FB. Try FourSquare.
Suggestions based on places visited by friends is available in the recently-released Nearby feature of it's app
but what you mentioned about to know where friends are..Do you foresee this Nearby feature of it's app - extending into Find friends nearby? ie.. finding local fb users nearby who make them available for social discovery – based on interests , neighbourhood ..
With Nearby feature of facebook help people find nearby businesses with the help of Facebook friends, the obvious suggestion I may think of immediately is that they may come up with a GPS based navigation to the suggested places from the users current location. The GPS based navigation may also have maps integration. Don't know, let's wait and watch.
After you posted this question, I actually properly looked into the Nearby feature and found that everything I said, already exists in it. Hahaha!!!
There was a recent article in a popular tech blog about fb meeting that Gps features would be introduced
Also in official newsroom portal of fb there is mention of further Gps features in this Nearby section
Do you foresee this Nearby feature extending into Find friends nearby? ( finding local fb users nearby who make them available
for social discovery - based on interests , neighbourhood .. )
Probably. A good suggestion Sunil. Seems a logical step forward for NearBy.
Why have they moved checkin from main page in app to nearby section