Saturday, June 30, 2012

Directory of mashups

Our mashups directory has been updated. A huge collection of applications: Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, LBS, QR-codes, mobile HTML5 etc.

The latest release includes for example our new Geo Message application and mobile web mashup Geo bookmarks

Friday, June 29, 2012

Markov models for call-centers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mobile map

Our mashup Mobile maps has been updated. Full screen map for mobiles (iPhone, Android - any HTML5 browser) lets you share location info as a signature for the standard messages.

You can load it right to your mobile browser with this QR code too:

You can use this mashup as is or embed it into your own applications. It helps you show some information for mobile users. This mashup accepts the following optional parameters for the basic URL:

t - text for POI
lat - POI's latitude
lng - POI's longitude
lat0 - own location (latitude)
lng0 - own location (longitude)
email - default email address
phone - default phone for SMS
lang - language for the map

dt - timestamp (milliseconds)
d - duration (min). For example, if your POI presents some event

instead of (lat, lng) pair you can use another parameter

a - address for your POI

For example, UK Prime Minister

We are using this tool in many our mobile LBS applications.

P.S. it is HTML5 web application, so the same will work in your desktop browser too, except SMS sharing of course.

/via Geo Messages

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Food from Twitter

One of the most delicious from our mashups has been updated. Get an idea about your next breakfast, lunch or dinner right from Twitter. Mashup Food from Twitter shows you the live stream of food pictures just published in Twitter. See what other people are eating right now.

New version supports Instagram and own image hosting from Twitter.

You can also pass the following parameters to the original URL:

lat - latitude for search
lng - longitude for search

and perform local search. For example:

Food in London
Food in Palo Alto

Monday, June 25, 2012

City Chat

QR code
Our mobile mashup City chat has been updated. HTML5 mobile web application lets you talk with other visitors for the same place (café, office etc.). Lets you add on-demand chat service for any particular place. No registration required. Check it out from your iPhone, Android, etc.

(it is a mobile site).

You can copy link right to your mobile browser with the QR-code above. Or use the following short URL:

You can include chat into your own mobile site. The basic URL accepts the following optional parameters:

lat - latitude for place
lng - longitude for place

For example: City chat, Palo Alto.

Techically it is a mobile web mashup that uses Foursquare and chat engine from Coldbeans.

As a similar "city" application see also City forums and geo-chat

Sunday, June 24, 2012


We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is AngelHack, SAN FRANCISCO • SEATTLE • BOSTON • NEW YORK 2012

/via Geo Messages

P.S. and the same in Twi-gazeta:   AngelHack

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hyper-local chat and forum

Our mobile web application WiFi chat has been updated again. What kind of object (real or virtual) can we use for joining together mobile users? We are not talking here about members of social networks. We are looking a way for creating group chat. Here, for example, is a short list for several our applications:

City forum - discussions (forums) linked to places (POI - point of interest)
Geo forum - the similar to above (also mobile forums) but linked to location
Mobile forum - lets you add discussions to any physical object.
City chat - web chat linked to any POI (point of interest)
Geo chat - web chat linked to some location

And here is our new idea - Wi-Fi Chat. Forum and chat linked to some Wi-Fi network. Communication tools based on ideas of network proximity. It is a mobile application that lets you see available (visible) Wi-Fi networks and link (attach) discussions and chats to them. We are not talking about connecting to Wi-Fi networks. We are using any Wi-Fi network just as a sensor. If you can see it from your mobile, you are somewhere near. We can call it Wi-Fi proximity. That is an idea. All people seeing the same network are in the some proximity. So, they could have some common points for the discussions.

Just one interesting remark – Wi-Fi access point could be opened right on the mobile phone. And with WiFi chat application this phone will play a role of presence sensor uniting (combining together) local people for the communications.

Technically this application uses cloud forums from Disqus and web chat from Coldbeans.

You can load .apk right from Android Market:


Also you can download .apk file right from our server: Here is an appropriate QR-code:

QR code for WiFiChat

WiFi chat, actually, is a side project for our new development - SpotEx. This application uses ideas of proximity as a service and lets you attach (link) your own data to Wi-Fi access points. We will describe it separately.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Places, reviews and custom check-ins for Facebook

You are welcome to check out a new version of our mashup Places from Facebook.

Lets you search for places, show them on the map, copy locations to mobile, see friends activity, check-in anywhere as well as prepare mobile web pages for customized check-ins.

You can directly pass the following parameters to the basic URL:

lat - latitude
lng - longitude
q - query for search
lang - language code for the map (E.g.: lang=en or lang=de etc.

For example, Facebook in London

For customized check-in place owner (or advertising/marketing agency, for example) can define all the aspects of check-in - data to be posted on user's wall, data to be returned as a confirmation, Google Analytics code for stats monitoring etc. This version provides own analytics for check-ins too. And of course you still can use Facebook’s dashboard for places pages - mashup creates standard check-ins for Facebook.

In other words – any small business can create public (or private) "Foursquare-like" system for own visitors. Using all the power of Facebook’s user base.

Also this version supports the newest API from Facebook - geocoded postings. Now you can write reviews for Places.

P.S. And here you can see a mobile version for this mashup.

P.P.S. See also QRpon – customized check-ins for Facebook

P.P.P.S. and here you can see Places from Google for the same area.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Places for Facebook

Our mashup Places for Facebook on Google Maps Mania blog.

But actually this article describes only a small part of features. E.g. custmozed checkins are missed. See here more details about Places from Facebook.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Social Sensors

An interesting projects under FP7: Social sensors. Search and aggregation for user generated content.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Wi-Fi proximity as a service

Our presentation from SMART-2012. Stuttgart, Germany. May 27, 2012 - June 1, 2012