Tag: lasyou

04
Feb

Curse of the Warwick Start-Up

Strangely remiscent of what happened last summer, a Warwick Start-Up has been just about beaten to the post today. LasYou, which claims to present you with a map showing the location of all your friends who have the mobile application installed, will be launching today, as well as Google Latitude, which on the face of it appears to offer the same functionality but on a much broader scale. Interestingly, neither have applications for iPhone or Andriod yet, but I’m sure the Google one isn’t far off (as the TechCrunch article says).

Obviously, I have no idea whether LasYou will be offering the same functionality, of whether theirs will be somewhat more specified and use more contextual information that relates to Warwick campus, which obviously Google wouldn’t have. However, the appeal of a global rather than localised service may be too much for people who are interested in this service. I almost hope that the LasYou team do stick with it, and that they succeed, as I’d like to see a Warwick Start-Up do well in the face of such adversity. Google won’t make it easy for them, though…