Calif. – Facebook plans to enter
the location-based service sector next month, when it will launch a feature
that lets users chime in with their current location, The New York Times
reported, citing people briefed on the project.
Also offered as evidence was a
Sources told The Times that Facebook has been working on a
location-based tool for "close to a year, but decided to wait until the
product was completely ready for mainstream adoption before announcing
The proposed service is believed to include a set of APIs that will
let developers offer their own location-based services to Facebook users.
company has been "trying to figure out how to add location data to its
service without raising potential privacy concerns or negative feedback from
its users," The Times reported.