Friday, August 31, 2012

Discussions in Twitter

You are welcome to check out our new mashup Twicus - discussions in Twitter

Discussion here is a flow of messages (statuses) with some hash tag. Mashup lets users add a special status for the own timeline during the first visit. It is like check-in. This check-in record contains hash tag for the discussion. So, user can switch to search right with one click right from your new post. Additionally, user's timeline will keep check-in record (read - description to hashtag), so it is easy to return back to that discussion. For subsequent visits mashup simply redirects user to Twitter search page for the given hash tag.

You can set your own parameters for the discussion. Basic URL proceeds the following parameters:

tag - tag for discussion
title - explanation for your discussion
checkin - check-in message to be published in user's timeline

For example:

Such way you can add links to your site/blog: 'Discuss in Twitter'

How it could be used? For example, second screen application for social TV. Follow to our announces.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A new approach for sharing location info

Our presentation from ruSmart-2012:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WATN in press

A new paper Where Are They Now – Safe Location Sharing devoted to our service WATN

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

London illustrated

Our London on Twitter mashup has been updated. See the latest illustrated city news in the real time. Web mashup: Google Maps, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

On my way

Our mashup On my way has been updated. Need to find something on your way to home, to work or to school? Mashup MyWay lets you combine the driving directions on Google Maps and local search together. So, you will see points of interest as well as driving directions on the same map.

What is new in this version:

- see Wikipedia / Panoramio data on your way
- use walking routes
- set "Via" point when you need pass through the particular address
- get any address just by the click on the map (reverse geocoding)

Tuesday, August 21, 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 Local tube

Monday, August 20, 2012

Local tube

You are welcome to checkout a new mobile web mashup - Local tube. Lets you see local videos from YouTube.
QR code

You can copy URL to your phone with QR-code above. Or use the following short URL:

It is possible also to directly set locations. Here are the parameters for the basic URL:

lat - latitude for place
lng - longitude for place

For example: London

P.S. And here you can create own mobile web site from YouTube's video: Mobile video.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bookmarks for locations. QR codes practice.

Our mashup Location bookmark has been updated. It is a practical use case for QR codes. Mashup lets you create two things:

1) QR code for mobile map associated with the given address
2) HTML for putting that QR code on your site

So with this tool you can place on your own site (blog etc.) – e.g. somewhere in Contacts or About page QR code for any given address (e.g. address of your company, office etc.). And any visitor of your site will be able simply to scan this code and load that map right into own phone. So they (visitors) do not need to write/print/remember your address/driving directions etc. Just load an appropriate mobile map right from your site. Loaded map could be simply bookmarked on the phone (loaded map is just URL).
And driving directions as well as many other interesting things will come automatically with the mobile map (we use Geo Messages here).

Of course, QR code created with this mashup could be placed anywhere. E.g. add it to some article in your blog, print and place it on the wall etc.

P.S. similar projects:

QR map - lets you create QR code right from the map. Also can create a link to mobile friendly map (iPhone, Android, Bada – any phone with HTML5 browser).
Mecard - lets you create QR code for loading address data (contact info) right from your site
QR-code FAQ - QR codes use cases and how-to.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Local news: Geo Search

Our mashup Geo search has been updated. Lets you see local news from Google illustrated by the local photos from Twitter. Just click on the map for the place you are interested in.

You can provide the following optional parameters for the base URL:

lat - initial latitude for the map
lng - initial longitude
zml - zoom level

For example: London

Also mashup supports language settings for the map. Parameter's name is - hl. For example: etc.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

About the good scientific papers

The classic mistake that engineers make is to talk about features, not benefits. Engineers will talk about the technology and assume that people will know why it's important and believe that it works. But it doesn't work that way. ... It's not very difficult -- it's trivial compared to the technology stuff. But inventors need to have absolute clarity about what their message is: what's the benefit, what's the reason to believe, what's the dramatic difference.

Doug Hall, Inventor IEEE Spectrum, August 2006, p. 46

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Trajectory-Aware Mobile Search

An interesting article about mobile search: "Most location-aware mobile applications only make use of the user’s current location, but there is an opportunity for them to infer the user’s future locations. We present Trajectory-Aware Search (TAS), a mobile local search application that predicts the user’s destination in real-time based on location data from the current trip and shows search results near the predicted location. TAS demonstrates the feasibility of destination prediction in an interactive mobile application. Our user study of TAS shows using predicted destinations to help select search results positively augments the local search experience" - from here

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Local photos on your mobile phone

Mobile version for our Images search for Twitter mashup has been updated: (it is a mobile site).

Lets you see the recently published photos nearby. So, you can see local photos as well as search them by the keywords. It is mobile web application that works on HTML5 browsers (Android, iPhone, Samsung etc.)

This latest version supports the following features:

1) you can pass geo-points as parameters for the above mentioned URL (parameters are lat - latitude and lng - longitude) and create a mobile link for photos. For example, live photos from London:

2) you can directly set search string. Parameter's name is q. For example:

btw, you can use here some name from Twitter, hashtag etc.

QR code

You can copy mashup right to your phone with the QR code above. Or use the following short URL

Monday, August 06, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Math blog

An interesting blog devoted to math (e.g. machine learning)

Friday, August 03, 2012

Mobile video sites

Our mashup Mobile video has been updated. It is a tool for creating mobile video sites. Lets you collect on the single mobile web page all the video from Youtube you are interested in. Just copy/paste some URLs from YouTube and get mobile web page for using directly or as a part of your own mobile site/portal. Mashup presents also QR-code for loading that page directly into your mobile browser.

Here is an example: puppy channel

P.S. For other mobile development tools check put also mashups Mobile pages and QR code maker

Wi-Fi proximity as a Service - best paper award

The First International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies - SMART 2012, May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany.

Our paper Wi-Fi proximity as a Service has been awarded.