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Skyhook Wireless, the company who's WPS and XPS technology is used in the iPhone and iPhone 3G to locate devices based on nearby Wi-Fi networks, released a report recently outlining the number of location-aware applications in the App Store and some statistical information about them. According to public App Store data, over 300 of the apps in the App Store are location-aware.
Have you ever been worried about accidentally misplacing your iPhone out in that big world out there, and not having any clue where to find it? Now, thanks to a new app by Navizon, you can get a clue, or several, just by texting your phone from another phone. The app is called Mobifindr, and when you send a special text combination to your iPhone via SMS message, the app finds the location of the device using the AGPS and texts the location back to you. Video after the break.
Apple has posted a support article which links to Skyhook Wireless' wireless access point submission page. The form allows users to submit the location of nearby wireless routers, so long as the router's MAC address is known. Because Skyhook uses wireless access points to determine a user's location, the more access point information they have, the more accurate the location feature becomes.