Finally, someone has come up with an app that enables users of foursquare to checkin with a photo – in all honesty I think this has been a huge mistake and obvious lacking feature of foursquare that results in users getting bored. So finally, one developer decided to add that capability – enter SquarePik (search iTunes shop). What’s interesting here is that foursquare is a free app that’s gaining HUGE momentum but now we have a supporting app that can extend the functionality and this developer is likely going to make some decent $$. If anything this is another indication of just how the developer can make some cash via social media. Indeed there’s likely many ways to exploit the geo-centric capabilities and functionality of foursquare to create some cool functionality as well as a business model! See also what Mashable says about SquarePik
Archives for February 11, 2010
Last night in Boulder, Colorado another fab Ignite event took place. Don’t know what Ignite is?? No worries, check out this video and enjoy. See also http://igniteboulder.com/ignite-boulder-8-video/ for more. Also, a reminder that the Global Ignite Week (Twitter @ignite) is rapidly approaching… check it out for an Ignite event near you, particularly if you like Geeky, techie stuff and don’t mind hearing an occasional F-Bomb get dropped!
A interesting use of Ovi maps by Nokia’s WOM PR firm enables the 1000 heads team to keep tabs on all the cool mobile devices they ship to bloggers and journos around the World. Looking at the map you can see which devices are where, who’s using them and link directly to their blog. A great internal use, interesting for others to share, and also has loads of possibilities, for example, a complete history of a particular blogger, linking to all the articles they wrote on a specific device would be way cool, or see alll the trial locations of a specific devie (like the nokia N97) and then access all the material (blog posts, photo galleries, videos)… perhaps that wil come soon! Check it out at http://www.womworld.com/nokia/category/devices/
Once again, here’s a few of our favorite Geo tweets from the past couple of days. To have your tweets considered for listing here you’ll need to follow @GISuser
- @guykawasaki – Beautiful Vancouver time lapse video
- @kevinrose – Excited to be heading up the SF Open Angel Forum w/@sacca/@jason – startups apply here
- @where20 – Early Registration ends, 2/9, save $300 today, #where20, plus take an additional 25% off
- @AL_Laframboise – Dive into HTML5″ In-browser geolocation libraries and APIs. Good summary
- @GISeducation – GPS for taxi, of course. But GPS for your taxes????
- @WIRED – Crowdsourcing through the snow, on a one-server open source site: How the web might help DC snow-mergency
- @bernszukalski – Panoramio add-in for ArcGIS Explorer let’s you place geolocated photos from Panoramio on your map
- @GuidoS – Interesting Android #GIS Development site
- @upnext – Digging the UpNext 3D NYC iPhone app by @radvani7 — very data-rich
- @ESRI_Ireland – Jack Dangermond, ESRI President talks about MapIt and why it’s signifcant