Telia Friendfinder: Find where your friends are, when in Sweden

While the talk about location based services has been going on for years now, none of them have really taken-off yet.

Now, with increasing number of GPS equipped phones, faster 3G networks and some operator coordination that may be about to change. In Sweden first, but others should catch-up soon.

The start may be given by Telia’s Friendfinder service which all other Swedish wireless carriers agreed to use as a common standard.

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When you are looking for someone, Friendfinder can show you the location of your friend on a map.

While Friendfinder service itself isn’t new and has been running on Telia since 2002, improved client and availability throughout all wireless operators in Sweden should boost it’s adoption significantly and soon.

To be able to see a persons location on a map, you have to get his approval to add it to your buddy list. Everyone can set his traceably to “invisible” at any time, so that should cover lots of privacy issues.

The positioning service works both on mobile handsets and PCs. The price is 2 SEK (0.21 EUR) per Friendfinder search.

Via Mobil.se

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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