To minimize disturbances, Google added a feature that allows you to receive notifications occasionally, frequently, or not at all.
Google Field Trip was launched last September for Android devices.
Inman: HUD rolls out fair housing mobile app The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched the first housing discrimination mobile application (app) for iPhone and iPad. Developed by HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) and Hewlett Packard (HP), the app uses the latest technology to provide consumers with a quick and easy way to learn about their housing rights, file housing discrimination complaints, and inform the housing industry about its responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
Chicago Tribune: AAA says smartphones may soon replace traditional car keys Nowadays it seems just about everyone owns either an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows mobile device. And, according to AAA, these smartphones could soon replace traditional car keys. Chevrolet and Nissan already have special mobile apps that can be used to monitor and control car functions, and Hyundai recently unveiled a concept that allows motorists to enter and start a vehicle using a specially configured smartphone.
San Francisco Chronicle: Smartphones will dominate market in 2013 Research firm IDC says that 50.1 percent of the global mobile-phone market will be captured by smartphones this year, overtaking more basic “feature” phones for the first time. The popularity of smartphones is growing as they become more affordable, especially in markets such as China, Brazil, and India.
Inman: How Facebook Graph search will change real estate In January, Facebook unveiled a new feature called Facebook Graph Search, which is a way to find information that has been shared on Open Graph – the Facebook feature that shares apps you use, photos you comment on, and music you listen to with the world at large. Last month, the company introduced the feature to hundreds of thousands of its 1 billion users.
This marketing feature, which previously was only available through paid advertising, is not available to everyone yet, but you can sign up to be on the wait list with Facebook.
All Things D: Pinterest adds free analytics tools Pinterest is launching a set of online analytics tools for verified website owners to see graphs and visual grids of what content from their sites is being pinned and repinned, who’s pinning it, and what’s getting clicked on.
Inman: Houzz expands paid marketing program to hundreds of markets Home design and remodeling website Houzz announced recently that it has rolled out its Pro+ program – which offers geo-targeted marketing to its users – to 425 markets. Since the end of 2012, the company had been offering a beta version of the product to just 12 markets. Pro+ will also now feature analytics tools that will help users tweak their image on Houzz to reach more consumers in their markets.
Mashable: YouTube One Channel now open for everyone YouTube has opened up its new design for channels to all users, giving users the ability to slap a big header (called Channel Art) on the top of their channels and to have a video trailer which starts playing for all visitors who aren't yet subscribed to the channel.