Twitter is adding to their geolocation technology through their purchase of Mixer Labs.
Mixer Labs’ GeoAPI is a tool that helps developers create geolocation-specific applications for the Twitter messaging service.
The technology will allow Twitter users to identify the location where a tweet was posted from.
The GeoAPI tool can track the location of tweets on Twitter. Location software that uses the GeoAPI could allow people to receive Twitter messages based on location-specific tweets.
Adding location-based data to tweets could help with issues like tracking friends or locating businesses.
Last month Twitter launched a geotagging tool for their social network.
[ Source: Business Week ]