Thursday, September 30, 2010

Social links

Our mashup Social links has been updated. Lets you see links from social networks (Facebook, Twitter) for any site.

For example:

P.S. You can use also an appropriate bookmarklet from our collection. It lets you get such information in one click only.


A new event for our monitoring: - Mobilize 2010. September 30, 2010 / Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

/via Geo Messages

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Facebook puzzle

A puzzle from Facebook image profile: Restore the facebooker. Just set user ID, name or any Facebook related URL and get a puzzle created from user's profile.

By default shows a puzzle of Facebook creator. You can directly set Facebook ID (name) in your request. For example:

Time killer for Facebook fans.

About mobile services

Here is a public list in Twitter about mobile services. You can get also hot links from there via our Twitter lists mashup.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Our mashup Retweets from Twitter has been updated. Lets you see retweeted statuses (messages) from any timeline. It is a good way to discover the interesting topics from Twitter.

Location-Based Metrics

How to use checkins data for business analysis. Hyper-Local Traffic Measurement & Analysis

Monday, September 27, 2010

W3G Conf

W3G conference - LBS business.

/via Geo Messages

For Facebook mashups

A custom JSP taglib lets you deal with Facebook ID and profiles - Facebook ID taglib.

And ID servlet simply lets you obtain unique ID from your own server via JSON or JSONP.

Comments in the code

// drunk, fix later

from here

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Coldtags suite ver. 4.0

Coldtags suite ver. 4.0 is ready. This suite contains 400+ custom JSP tags for the most common tasks faced by JSP (and/or Coldfusion) developers. See here this largest collection of JEE web controls.

Web business for 48 hours

Launch48 organizes interactive and innovative events for people from a range of professional backgrounds. The event help participants to create successful online businesses using the web or mobile.

Here is London, Sep 2010.

/via Geo Messages

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cell ID

Custom JSP tags library for mobile developers. Lets you obtain geo coordinates for the given Cell ID. Cell ID is the unique number of a GSM cell for a given operator. Any phone is always connected to some cell, and by knowing this number, you know the Cell, and by knowing the position of the cell, you know where your phone is. There are some accuracy issues, as the cell can cover from several hundreds of meters to several kilometers, but this could be a very good starting point to locate the phone. Tag lets you obtain location data via Ericsson labs mobile location API - Mobile location taglib.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Client ID

A new component in our Coldtags suite - Client ID taglib. Lets you assign an unique ID for the each client. E.g. in your mobile web applications set an unique flag for the each client.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dialogues in Twitter

Our mashup Dialogues in Twitter has been updated. Lets you restore the chain of tweets related to the given status (message). The use cases are obvious. You are reading some tweet with the question and also interested in the answers. Or, vice versa, you are reading some answer and need to restore the dialog from the beginning.

For the beginning just set a full URL for the tweet (or simply set status ID). For statuses published as reply to another tweet, mashup will restore the dialogue. Also mashup will lookup reactions to the given tweet. In other words it will try to restore the dialogue in the both directions.

You can also simplify your actions and deploy an appropriate bookmarklet (Dialogues in Twitter) from our collection. In this case on the opened web page with the status (message from Twitter) just select a previously saved bookmark.

JavaOne 2010

JavaOne 2010 - the first one without Sun by the way.

/via Geo Messages

Geo Location conference

Geo Location conference SMWGeo (CA, US).

/via Geo Messages

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cloud phone

A good collection of cloud telephony service providers. They have the following things in common:
1.They provide a web based API using which users can call telephony applications like dial, get dtmf, record audio, play audio etc.
2.They take care of hardware setup and phone number provisioning so that you can worry only about your application.
3.Most of them have a pay for what you use policy so the initial setup costs are negligent. From here.

Cloud USB

CloudUSB - a USB key containing your operating environment and your data + a protected folder so nobody can access you data, even if you lost the key + a backup program which keeps a copy of your data on an online disk, with double password protection. Geat idea!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Links from Twitter

Our mashup Links from Twitter has been updated. Added filtering (e.g. clear geo statuses), improved pictures processing.

Mashup lets you set a name for Twitter account and get all the links from his/her friends. All the links published in the given Twitter’s circle. You do not need to authorize, you do not need to have a twitter account even.

You can provide a name for Twitter account in question just on the mashup’s page or pass it as a parameter:

For example, all the links for @t411 circle:

Java hosting

There is definitely something going wrong at hosting we are currently on. This month we are experiencing 24 hours breaks in the service. Are they dying? Btw, recommendations for the good/reliable Java hosting are welcome.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Who is that follower

Our mashup Twitter info has been updated. It lets you pickup from the social graph other resources, associated with the given twitter account. It is a dead simple way to discover who is your new follower and who you to follow to in Twitter.

In particularly, now you can pickup also the performance metrics, account age and other stat info.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

All Twitter lists

Our mashup Lists in Twitter has been updated. Lets you collect the keywords (discussed topics) and top links from any Twitter list.

Friday, September 17, 2010

All your sessions

How to get all your HTTP sessions? How to iterate over existing sessions and see attributes? See Sessions Administration in JSOS

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Social links

Facebook offers for web sites a plugin that shows the popular links (by Facebook’s crowd) from that site. So site owner can place that plugin right on the site and visitors will see what is popular.

Let us reverse the task. Suppose we have some URL (it is not our site) and decide to discover what was marked as popular from that site. It is what our mashup Social links is about. How to use it:

In the current version mashup shows links from Twitter and Facebook. For example:

P.S. You can use also an appropriate bookmarklet from our collection. It lets you get such information in one click only.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Our collection of bookmarklets has been updated. In particular, check out for example a new bookmarklet for our Social Links mashup.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Coldtags Places

"Crowd-sourced location sharing service that uses Foursquare as a POI database. Locates you using the HTML5 Geolocation API of your iPhone, Opera Mobile 10.1 or Android browser and presents a list of nearby locations where Fourquare users have historically checked in. Click a location to see a menu allowing you to share your location (name of the place and a short link to a Google Map) by email, SMS or as a Facebook or Twitter status" - our mashup Places on

Monday, September 13, 2010

Digeus optimizer

A new useful suite from Digeus: System Optimizer. It is a pack of applications (Disk Space Analyzer, Duplicate Files Finder, Junk Files Cleaner, Memory Cleaner etc. - a really huge list) provides the smartest way to solve computer problems and protect your valuable data. Sure, many of the applications exist in the free forms, but the well assembled pack of working utilities worth own money. It is definitely easy to use.

Disclosure. We are used Digeus products in the past and using them now (see our post about Registry Cleaner)

Linkedin from Facebook

Our new web application for Facebook - Social Graph Directory. Lets you present public info from the social graph in the simple tabular form: where my friends are working, where do they live etc.

For example, you can easily find contacts within some company – present your Facebook circle like Linkedin directory etc.

P.S. and Facebook API is really fast. Impressed.

Location business summit 2010

/via Geo Messages

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Directory of mashups

Our mashups directory has been updated. Check out for example our lates Facebook mashup - Social Graph Directory and HTML5 Places from Geo Messages

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Location based small business deals

"Most checkin apps are designed so that small businesses can set up specials or rewards for checkin activity. Few, however, can truly verify that an application user is exactly where they say they are. For the small business owner to truly benefit from offering checkin rewards, verification is critical." - from here.

It is exactly what our Mobile ID card for Facebook is about!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bookmarks taglibs

Custom JSP taglib lets you tag resources right from your JSP (and/or Coldfusion pages: Del.icio taglib.

And Bookmark taglib lets you create links for bookmarking.

Over the Air 2010

/via Geo Messages

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

State of services

Due to huge problems with disks sub-systems in our hosting provider, most of our mashups (hosted on are down at this moment. We apologize and hope to restore services soon.

Geo Mail

Our mashup Geo Mail has been updated. It is a mobile web application (HTML5), lets you add a digital signature (link) with your location info to email messages on your mobile platform. It works on any mobile platform with HTML5 support: iPhone, Android, Samsung etc.

You can load and bookmark mobile URL with the following short link: or with the QR-code below:
Geo Mail QR code

P.S. btw, there is a useful trick with mobile email. You can send email message not only to some person, but to service too. For example, Facebook lets you update status info by email (see regarding service email for your account). If you send status mail via Geo Mail mashup than you can share your location info with your Facebook social graph. Yet another implementation for Places.

/via Geo Messages service

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Annotated links

Our mashup Annotated links has been updated. Lets you pack together some link (collection of links) and your comment in the form of post-it note. Mashup creates a short URL that you can publish on your site (blog) or share it via email, Twitter, Facebook.

Mashup also provides a simple REST API, so you can create your commented links programmatically.

You can use mashup directly or via an appropriate bookmarklet from our collection.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Geo Post

Many modern blog platforms (most of them actually) let you publish data by email. You can just send an email to some service address and platform transforms it into a new post. For example, in Posterous you can send data to, in Friendfeed it is, in Blogger you can set address in Settings->Email&Mobile tab, Facebook can update status by email too (see etc.

Mashup Geo Post helps you add location info to such emails. All you need is set an email address for update and get back a customized version of Mobile map mashup, that lets you send email updates to the provided address. Simply save short URL provided by GeoPost mashup in your mobile browser bookmarks or load it via generated QR code.

And just because Mobile map lets you share location info via SMS too (e.g. on Android platform), GeoPost lets you set also a predefined phone number for SMS. All in all – it is a configuration tool for Geo Messages.

P.S. and check out here all our mashups

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Google Places vs. Facebook places

"Two services break from each other – and in a non-trivial way – is in their respective distribution strategies. Google relies on Search. Facebook relies on Social." - from here.

P.S. and Geo Messages are all about peer to peer. Telecom way vs. Internet approach.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Most People Still Decline to Be Located

"Just 4 percent of Americans have tried location-based services, and 1 percent use them weekly, according to Forrester Research. Eighty percent of those who have tried them are men, and 70 percent are between 19 and 35." - NYT about LBS

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Directory of mashups

Our mashups directory has been updated. Check out for example our first Facebook mashup - Mobile ID card and HTML5 Places

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Twitter Places, Facebook Places, Google Places etc. Everybody is implementing Places service nowadays. So we simply could not be out of that movement. They left no choice for us. It is much easier to implement it rather than explain why not. So with the help of Foursquare, YQL and Geo Messages we build the following mobile mashup:

QR code (it is a mobile link).
Also you can use QR code above for loading that URL.

It works on any mobile phone with HTML5 browser (iPhone, Android, Samsung etc.). Lets you share your location info via Email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook. Service does not require any authorization and does not reveal your private data