Japanese Location based service Coropura(Colopl.jp) makes a map of east Japan to show where its users checked in the day before [J]. The hex displayed on the map means there were at least one check in yesterday. The map has a choice of cellphone carriers, Docomo/au/Softbank. Docomo must have more users and good coverage. The… Continue reading Colopl Visualizes Where People Checking-In East Japan
Japan has officially become the first country outside of the United States to receive Facebook Places.
Last week our RSS subscribers passed over 5,000, which is a good milestone. Twitter followers also increased to 400. Following @asiajin also will notify our latest articles. Thank you so much. Here is the first half of January Japanese IT/Web interesting news links we did not take as a dedicated article. (part 2 is here)… Continue reading January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 1)
By seeing Foursquare and Gowalla mentioned a lot on blogs and twitter, I noticed that Asiajin has not introduced how geo location mobile services are doing in Japan, where GPS capable cellphones are there for years. CoroPura, which was originally named “Coronii-de-purasu”(Colony de Plus) and now the abbreviation became an official name, is a Japanese… Continue reading Cellphone Geo-Location Game CoroPura Gets 750,000 Users