It’s cool to see people you know that are doing well… kudos to my relatively new friend James Whatley (we go way back as co-facilitators at the NokiaOpenLab08 event held in Helsinki. James is a social media and mobile technology evangelist who’s rapidly becoming everyone’s favorite “character” at many social media outlets, particularly Twitter (see @whatleydude) and Jaiku. Just today, I was routed to an interesting “infomercial” on the Telegraph that introduced me to a mobile device known as the Renoir. For those of you interested in fashion, music, photography etc… ala mobile then you may wish to take not of this swanky device. Killer features include 8megapixel camera, Dolby mobile (yes that’s right… freaking DOLBY in your handset), touch UI, WiFi, stunningly fashionable design (yes I want this one hanging outo of my pocket), and A GPS (naturally) since you can’t have a killer mobile that doesn’t know where you are and serve up location-aware apps and content. See the full specs on the Renoir (aka LG-KC910 ) HERE or jump on over to the Telegraph and see our mate Whatleydude in this excellent video… well done James! PS if you’d like to get James to pimp your stuff you can find him at Spinvox.com or via MIR
Archives for November 26, 2008
A tip for anyone interested in adding some fun Google maps functionality to your blog or website. MapMyPage enables users to provide maps for their visitors by simply adding a small piece of code to your webpage header section. Simply copy/past the code and you’re on your way to providing a simple but useful tool for your site visitors. As an example, see below as we’ve added MapMyPage to our LBSzone.com. Notice that common place names are turned into active hyperlinks via the addition of a friendly little Globe icon. Click the globe and a popup window displays a google map centered on that location… simple yet effective.. well done! See more and grab your code at mapmypage.com
This event comes out of Canada and GeoConnections –
The Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) is hosting a series of information and outreach sessions across Canada to showcase the vital role that location-based or “geospatial” information – such as digital maps and satellite images – and technologies can play in enhancing public and private sector decision-making and in the management of policy, social, environmental and economic development issues. The session will focus on Leveraging Geomatics to Enhance Public Health. Event location is Ottawa – Ontario, Thursday, December 11, 2008 – Agenda and registration form can be found at Geoconnections
The graphic below tells a thousand words and is a great selling feature for the awesome Traffic.com service which provides registered users with free traffic updates… this app is on my list of must haves, particularly for regular commutes into Denver, trips to the airport, and for holiday travel. See more at traffic.com (from NAVTEQ). Other useful travel apps that you can have on your mobile this holiday season include Weatherbug, Worldmate, Nokia Maps, and google maps mobile… oh, be sure you load up Goog411 information number into your contacts to save some billing charges also! Links to all these resources easily located via google search – happy travels!