The most often used geolocation industries

When you check your Facebook page first thing in the morning, you notice a post from a buddy who lives someplace along the Spanish coast. You open the weather forecast app because you’re envious. It already knows where you are and gives you a rain alert for the day. You decide to take an Uber to work, and the car pulls up right in front of your house, despite the fact that you didn’t even enter your address. You decide to go out for lunch, and Yelp suggests a few options within a 5-minute walk of your workplace. You order Chinese food for dinner that night. The carrier, once again, brings it to your front door.

Magic? That’s not the case; it’s simply the power of location-based apps.

Many industries, like banking, e-commerce, media, telecommunications, and online gambling, now see geolocation applications as a huge benefit. Criminal investigations for money laundering, trafficking, terrorism detections, and fraud detections such as bank payment location mismatch can all benefit from geolocation technology.

We’ve gathered a list of geolocation app use examples from various industries to assist you to understand the benefits and prospects of geolocation app development.


Geolocation monitoring apps are used by major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and IKEA to enhance their in-store experience. They use GPS data to assist their consumers in finding the nearest store or selecting a convenient pickup or delivery location. Some even include an indoor navigation system that uses Beacons rather than regular GPS technology.

Another common geolocation app use case in the retail industry is delivery services. Food delivery applications like GrubHub, for example, allow you to track your orders in real-time. An app we helped design for DPD, a global delivery service, has a similar feature set.

Services that are available on-demand:

On-demand apps, like delivery services, frequently make considerable use of GPS capabilities.

Uber, one of the most popular on-demand transportation apps, pairs consumers with nearby drivers based on their location. It also allows users to know where their taxi is when it will arrive, and to track their and estimated trip time in real-time (while physically inside the Uber). GetTaxi, an app our team built from the ground up, is another example of a similar use case.

Individuals can use location-based service apps to identify providers/local companies in their area and receive the services they require.


Vehicle GPS data can be used to alert passengers of delays and arrivals in fleet management (e.g. Geotab, Onfleet) or public transportation systems (e.g. Moovit). Personal cars, on the other hand, can employ geolocation apps.

Cobra Code, for example, is an automobile IoT device that employs numerous sensors to enhance a car’s basic operation. It also lets you follow the vehicle’s location from within the app, which might help you avoid theft or keep a check on your family members who share a car.


There isn’t a single hotel booking app that doesn’t have a map view, and it’s simple to understand why. It’s quite helpful to be able to find a hotel near your current position or near a specific destination or sight. That’s why geolocation is available in applications like Booking, Airbnb, and corporate hotel apps like Marriott.

For last-minute hotel booking apps like ByHours or Recharge, this feature is even more critical.


If you enjoy running or cycling, you may be familiar with real-time geolocation tracking apps such as Strava, Nike+, or Runtastic. They use the GPS data on your phone to plan your routes, track your speed, and even link you with other runners in your region.

You may also use geolocation in an app to identify nearby fitness studios or personal trainers, as well as access local feeds in fitness video streaming apps.

Social media & dating

Apps like Instagram and Snapchat, as previously noted, feature a map view and allow you to place geotags on your posts so you can see who is nearby and interact with them depending on your location. Geolocation is frequently used in dating apps to connect individuals. Happy, a local dating app is an example of this method.


Pokemon Go, one of the most popular games of all time, makes heavy use of geolocation. There are several additional apps that make use of location (i.e., scavenger hunt-type games like Scavify).


For great Geolocation mobile app development, contact JPPTECH. We help clients reinvent their goals and turn them into profitable businesses with the help of our unrivaled technical support. Our customers come from a variety of industries and come from all around the world. This enables us to provide advanced iOS application development, Android application development, cross-platform application development, hybrid application development, and other services to a broader audience.

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