Locle Joins OSLO Alliance to Share 30 million users

Comments Off  February 23rd, 2009  in News

Locle met up with founders of companies similar to Locle at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona last week.

The 13 companies agreed to form an alliance to enable our users to share their location with friends on different networks. The alliance is named OSLO (Open Sharing of Location Objects) and attempts to create a standard for location-based social software to share user location information securely and with privacy.

Locle pushed to create this alliance to avoid a situation emerging similar to the Instant Messaging world, where users on different networks (MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL IM, Gtalk) cannot chat to each other. Our hope is that OSLO will enable location-based social software companies to expand the overall market for location services and create a level playing-field as the 800 pound gorillas of the Internet enter the space.

Google Latitude, Yahoo! FireEagle and Vodafone are already looking at entering the OSLO Alliance.


Mobile Users

Comments are closed.