SXSW was the excellent event to see how people adopt and use geolocation apps, predicted to be new trend this year. As you can see form visualization provided by SimpleGeo people really like theses apps and in Austin they was widely used.
Data for the visualization was taken from eight different sources – FourSquare, Gowalla, Twitter, Flickr, Bump, Brightkite, BlockChalk, and Fwix. Information used in video was previously shown as a live datastream during the festival at http://austin.vicarious.ly/. As we all expected, Foursquare and Gowalla was most popular apps for “checking-in”, sending geo-tagged messages or pictures. Currently these two are fighting for the market and this war, I think, is forcing innovation in this field at higher rate, which of course is good for us – users.
SimpleGeo tweeted that they will also provide numbers for geolocation app usage at SXSW.