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Location-Based Applications

Location-Based Applications

This is a room for discussing the likes of Loopt, Whrrl, Plazes, Zyb, Moximity, etc. -- i.e. location-based/geo-aware applications. There's obviously a TON of potential here, but this will be a nice place to share experiences and/or opinions as we collectively sort through the variety (and growing list) of offerings in this category.
Don Faulkner
Still don't get how location-based services are supposed to work. Why use them?
Don Faulkner
Foursquare. Whrrl. Gowalla. Latitude. Facebook. Which tools should I be using and why?
Flavio
X-DRIVE is an app (for now available on iPhone, soon on other platforms) that allows a user to visualize on the display of a mobile device realtime 3D VR contents, using a photorealistic quality, as they were in the past.
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X-DRIVE is an app (for now available on iPhone, soon on other platforms) that allows a user to visualize on the display of a mobile device realtime 3D VR contents, using a photorealistic quality, as they were in the past. For example a tourist arrives in Rome in the Roman Imperial Forum and starts on his mobile device the X-drive App; after few seconds the GPS tracks his position and he can walk in the middle of the monuments, viewing them in realtime 3D on the display as they were in the past, simply pointing the mobile device directly to them. The User can also listen to an audio guide that describe historical information of the monument. - Flavio
رونوشت به فرزاد و مهرداد و دی جی حامد - Maryam Ardakani from FreshFeed
به به با تشکر مریم :D - Farzad
مرسی مریم - DJ.HAMED
ببخشید؟ - Flavio
@Flavio I asked my friends who have an iPhone to have a look at this post :) By the way, do you know Farsi? - Maryam Ardakani
lol, I don't know Farsi, Google Translate does ;o) - Flavio
Flavio :)) - Maryam Ardakani
непростые коротышки
hmm, looks like passive non-talking room ... I'd rather leave, wish ya all the best
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Official Google Mobile Blog: New Gears Geolocation API powers mobile web sites - http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008...
Official Google Mobile Blog: New Gears Geolocation API powers mobile web sites
"Imagine if web sites could provide you with customized information based on your current location, even if you don't have GPS. Today we're launching the Gears Geolocation API for mobile and desktop browsers, while two third-party developers are launching the first location-enabled web apps using this API on Windows Mobile." - непростые коротышки from Bookmarklet
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Nokia takes 'Lonely Planet' mobile | News - Wireless - CNET News.com - http://news.cnet.com/8301-10...
Nokia takes 'Lonely Planet' mobile | News - Wireless - CNET News.com
Nokia takes 'Lonely Planet' mobile | News - Wireless - CNET News.com
"On Tuesday Nokia announced a deal with the travel book publisher Lonely Planet to sell maps and city guides to Nokia Maps 2.0 users. The service will initially allow users to download information for more than 100 cities, with more destinations to be added. Each download, which costs 7.99 euros, or about $11.75, provides maps with directions and some background on important sites." - непростые коротышки from Bookmarklet
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GeoClue: The Geoinformation Service Geoclue is a modular geoinformation service built on top of the D-Bus messaging system. The goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware applications as simple as possible. - непростые коротышки from Bookmarklet
Josh Dilworth
Twitter / Dave Fayram: Ugh. Seeing Loopt's real si... - http://twitter.com/KirinDa...
Woah. . .anyone else having the same experience? I've quite liked Loopt so far from what I've seen. . .and Tom Gruber seemed pretty bullish on it at SemTech. . .but maybe it's just not ready yet? Need. . .more. . .info. . . - Josh Dilworth from Bookmarklet
Josh Dilworth
Anyone have a sense yet of which of these apps all of us FriendFeeders are on and/or gravitating towards? I think I've seen more Brightkite than anything, but it also seems like BK activity has significantly dropped off as of late. . .
Bryan Menell
Looks like Loopt didn't do a lot of user testing before release. - http://tastyblogsnack.com/2008...
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