Future of Web Apps Day 2 Afternoon Session 3

Posted on October 4, 2007

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Yahoo Fire Eagle…

Arrived 5 minutes late for this one…but I believe that Fire Eagle is something to do with location based services…

Some examples of what you could build:

– Twitter maps
– Geotagging all user generated content
– Phone based applications for event coordination
– Proximiser. Look busy when your boss gets close to you…
– tailored information for mobiles based on location….huge number of examples based on this…

Obviously there are huge privacy issues around constant uploading of location data. Fire Eagle claims to deal with these issues by giving complete control to end users, including a ‘hide me’ button if you’re ‘doing something naughty’…

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