Mobile social location

A session at @media 2010

Friday 11th June, 2010

10:45am to 11:40am (GMT)

It’s a great time to be building mobile location apps. Phones with GPS and compasses are now widely deployed, with good mobile data plans available. Projects like Geonames and OpenStreetMap are creating reusable datasets that provide the data backbone for your service. Open source mapping and GIS software is getting better and better.

How do applications like Foursquare, the Dopplr Social Atlas and Twitter (with its new geolocation API features) bring people into the equation? We’ll explore how location data can be improved through the collective intelligence of a social network.

We’ll consider how the interaction design of a service can be as important as its database schema for successful data analysis. We’ll highlight the most interesting systems out there, and give a comparison between the different platforms and styles of application available to you.

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Matt Biddulph

everything is distributed. formerly of @geteero, @thingtonhq, BBC, Dopplr, Nokia. bio from Twitter

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