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Location information sharing has become a quick and easy way for people to effortlessly let friends or family know where they, where to meet or even how far away they are from a particular destination. For those with an ever-increasing mobile lifestyle, this kind of functionality can prove to be quite useful. Glympse is one of these location information tools that uses a dynamic map to update a user's whereabouts in real time. Glympse also provides the Glympse API that may be interesting to developers who want to include real time location sharing in their applications or websites.
Want to make money from Flash map mashups? One new alternative comes from Lat49, the online ad network for interactive maps, who have just added support for integrating ads into Flash maps. As we covered last year, Lat49 enables map mashup developers to layer geographically relevant ads onto third party mapping platforms like Google Maps and Yahoo Maps. The contextual ads can be placed on top of and alongside the maps themselves. They also offer developers an API for finer control over the ads (details at our Lat49 API profile).
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