Geopedia = iPhone + Locative Wikipedia

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

2008-03-26_iphonefaq_com_geopedia_small.pngiPhoneFAQ about the release of a third party software for the iPhone on 19 March: “GeoPedia takes advantage of geographic positioning functionality, like those introduced in iPhone firmware 1.1.3, and provides iPhone owners with a Wikipedia feed customized to their current location.”

“The usefulness of GeoPedia to traveling iPhone owners (which we all are, in a sense) is easy to imagine. Have some time to kill after a business meeting in an unfamiliar city? Let GeoPedia and Wikipedia provide some fodder that might lead to some interesting excursions. Exactly how well GeoPedia works is yet to be seen, but the idea is a good one, and so far users are reporting some pretty impressive results.”

Source and picture: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/97405

Via Slashgeo and Wikipedia Blog


locr@Nokia

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

locr

Germany-based company locr states that their software for Symbian S60 phones is available at Nokia’s EMEA download site – in a press release for instance via inar.de. locr offers a community and a software for geotagging photos.

www.locr.de | http://www.locr.com/index.php?lang=en


Whereboutz@Facebook located

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Whereboutz

About Whereboutz:

“Whereboutz is a service that allows you to share your location with friends and let them know what you’re up to—it is available as a Facebook application and a free mobile application. (…) Use Whereboutz every day (many times a day!) to tell your Facebook friends where you are and what you’re up to—either from your computer, or from your cell phone. When you post, your friends can find you on a map on Facebook or their cell phone.”

http://www.whereboutz.com/faq.html

Via GPS World.

It is the same service as plazes.com, isn’t it?


GoCar – The storytelling GPS-moped

Friday, 30 November 2007

GoCar
(Picture: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc.)

The press kit says: “GoCAR is the world’s first computer guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that’s not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Francisco to life.”

(Video: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via Youtube.com)

A three-wheeler moped with navigation system and GPS-triggered audio guidance. The “storytelling car” seems to be fun. Started 2004 GoCars are meanwhile available at San Francisco, San Diego and Miami, franchisers for further cities are searched for. At a first glance unexpected, but at the second it is reasonable – GoCar is offering location-based advertisement:

“The GoCar becomes a trusted companion in an unfamiliar place; telling stories, pointing out landmarks, assisting our customers explore and enjoy a city adventure. Which is why we call the GoCar the Local on wheels. The GoCar can vocalize your business right as the GoCar drives by your premises delivering its unqiue personality. Not only do the pasengers get notified of your unique business proposition, but also bystanders who are naturally looking at the car as it talks about your premises.”

http://www.gocartours.com/pages/advertise.html

More videos from the GoCarEntrepreneurs:

(Videos: GoCar Franchise Services, Inc., via YouTube.com)


GyPSii phone community

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

GyPSii
Screenshot: Locative Media

A geo community for web and phone users, where everybody can upload geolocated photos, audios, videos, points of interest. About GyPSii:

“GyPSii is the consumer application for mobile, web & Internet connected devices.GyPSii allows users to share their real life experiences in the virtual world using mobile devices and the web. It is a social networking, search & location based suite of integrated mobile and web applications – for users to share, view & upload pictures, video, text and POI (points of interest) with a Geo-location – place and track each other in their select communities. Find people and places, points of interest, map and navigate to them all.

A record of a Life History of Events in Full Context (Video & audio clips, location(s), photos, text, shared experiences & people, etc.)

A seamless mobile & web experience built on the convergence of locations based services, social networking, mobile & web 2.0 technologies, agnostic access across devices and networks.”

http://www.gypsii.com/reader.cgi?id=about

The phone client is available for Windows Mobile – for Symbian S60, Nokia only, it is soon to come.

Interesting is the “Market Overview and Introduction to GyPSii” (PDF).


Charming ranger for GPS tours

Monday, 26 November 2007

GPS Ranger
Screenshot: Locative Media

Here comes “a location based self-guided touring system” from BarZ Adventures. It is an offline GPS multimedia guide system for zoos, parks and historic sites. It shows visitors their position on a map and automatically plays videos, audios, stills or texts at the right place of a specific site. The GPS Ranger is comparable with the cruso and the nodeexplorer – although the latter is a connected device and offers a content management system.

The product sheet of the handsome “GPS Ranger”:

Special Software Features

  • Easy to use touch screen
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Supports closed captioning
  • Supports daily updates and content changes
  • Visitor way finder using on screen MapTracker
  • “Bread crumbing” information tracks visitor stops
  • Easy to update and to change content as often as daily
  • Provides accounting reports
  • Reports how often the units are rented and which were returned

Ranger Hardware

  • 4” sunlight readable screen
  • Storage for up to 4 GB of content
  • Up to four hours of life on rechargeable battery
  • Lightweight, measuring 6 ½” x 3 ½“ x 1”
  • Rugged and durable
  • Amplified audio system
  • No invasive signage or file transmissions
  • Supports headphones and can be mounted in automobiles.
  • Water resistant and can withstand a 5 foot drop on to concrete.

http://hercules.barzadventures.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=6