Saturday, March 31, 2012

JSOS ver. 7.70

Coldbeans Software announced the next milestone in JSOS (servlets office suite) development. JSOS reaches the version 7.70.

This largest collection of Java servlets and filters provides 150+ "out of the box" components ready for building web-pages. One of the biggest parts is the rich set of filters. Package includes such components as XML and WML transcoding, access restriction, traffic restriction, caching, profiling etc. All components are configurable, so you may incorporate them into your own design frameset. Components from JSOS do support mobile web, so the same set of components can be used for wireless users too. At this moment JSOS provides a largest set of servlets and filters over the Net.

Check out the latest version of Java Servlets Office Suite here:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Password protected messages

Our mashup Protected notes has been updated. Lets you create and share (twitter, email, facebook) password protected text notes (remarks). The idea is to let you share private notes via the public sources. For example, update your Twitter status (public account) so the only selected readers will be able to read that. And authorized users can delete notes too.

You can attach some file to your note. So, the authorized users only will be able to download it.

This new version supports REST API also. Now you can create the password protected text notes right from your applications via the simple HTTP request.

Also you can directly add to your dynamic pages links to this mashup with the pre-populated text (a-la 'share this', 'twit this' etc.). The format for the hyperlink is this:

P.S. check out also self-destructable text notes.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New articles

A couple of new articles:

Yousef Daradkeh, Dmitry Namiot, Manfred Sneps-Sneppe Telecom Mashups: a Practical Example

Yousef Daradkeh, Dmitry Namiot and Manfred Sneps-Sneppe M2M Standards: Possible Extensions for Open API from ETSI

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

IOT example

"Moreover, instant detection of meaningful changes in data as well as of complex pattern variations over time are strongly required in order to come up with the actions that better fit the new environment.

These facts become the main triggers for a paradigm shift.

The stream analytics paradigm was born as an answer to these challenges, namely, the unbounded flows of data that cannot be permanently stored in order to be subsequently analyzed, in a timely and efficient manner, and complex pattern variations over time." - from Ericsson Research.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Links from Twitter

Our mashup Links from Twitter has been updated. Lets you see links published in Twitter by the friends of any user. E.g. check out what Twitter’s CEO is reading (or, at least, is seeing) etc. Sometimes it could be a good source of information for you. Read Twitter through someone else's view.

Actually you do not need to login/share password etc. for this mashup. You can read links even without your own account in Twitter. And of course, if you are in Twitter you can read your own timeline via this mashup too.

You can directly pass any name from twitter as a parameter for this URL. Parameter's name is u. E.g.:

P.S. by the similar manner you can collect links from any Twitter's list

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Directory of web 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 our mobile applications (e.g., Panoramic view) and LBS application FrontPlace

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Street View Image API

Google provided Google Street View Image API. It is like static maps from Google – you can get a static image for Street View panorama.

Here is a simple mashup that lets you see static panoramic images from your phone: (it is a mobile site).

You can use also the following QR-code:

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Try it with your HTML5 mobile browser (iPhone, Android, Bada, etc.). Mashup lets you see panoramic images for your current place (try to compare what you can see in real with Google’s data :). Mashup displays images as indicates the compass heading of the camera.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New alliance targets automatic device authentication on Wi-Fi

"The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have announced they are working together on a solution that will allow smartphones and tablets to seamlessly roam between Wi-Fi hot spots and mobile networks.

The two industry bodies intend to use SIM card authentication to log devices onto Wi-Fi hotspots, avoiding the need for “device configuration, the use of access keys and the various mechanisms for acquiring and paying for connectivity,” and allowing operators to identify users whether they are on a mobile or Wi-Fi network."- from here.

It is a new way to go for SpotEx. Wi-Fi hot spots will identify mobile users - it is from GSMA and present context-aware data for them - it is from SpotEx.

Startups and LWS

What we've seen about startups on Londow Web Summit:

Nurph - robots for Twitter. Hey - check out 411 for Twitter at the end of the day

Tweek - social video guide. Could it be a mashup for Twitter?

Some words about social discovery from Gauss

Monday, March 19, 2012

Directory of web-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 our context-aware applications (e.g., SpotEx) and mobile web LBS application FrontPlace

London Web Summit 2012

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is LWS, London 2012

/via Geo Messages

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day in photos

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our mashup Twitter's day in photos has been updated.

It presents for you trends in Twitter, illustrated by the photos from Twitter (all stores for images, including Instagram and Twitter's own image hosting for example)

Optional parameters for the basic URL are:

lat - latitude for images search
lng - longitude for images search
q - query string
WOEID - geo index for searching trends

WOEID is so called Where on Earth ID. Here you can find WOEID for your own place. For example:

Day in San-Francisco
Day in London

By default mashup shows the global trends (WOEID=1).

Technically it is based on our images search for Twitter

Friday, March 16, 2012

Connected cars and smart-phones

"Over 90 million vehicles will feature technology to integrate smartphones by 2016, according to a new study by research firm Juniper Research.

The market intelligence firm said that the ability to integrate smartphones into cars will become the rule on new models, helped by new standards and protocols being proposed by the Connected Car" - from here

It means, by the way, a new area for our context-aware SpotEx approach.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

In-store information

Yet another example for in-store information service: "You download NM Service from the iTunes app store and opt into service. In-store location sensors are installed at key entry points throughout the store. If the loaded app passes within range, the sensor automatically prompts NM Service to act. Once NM Service is engaged, you will be able to find new arrivals on the floor, and learn about the line, the designer and fabric." - from here.

But we can do that without the special sensors. It is what our SpotEx project about. And InMall application (it is based on SpotEx ideas) targets retail exactly. Feel free to contact us when/if you need a live demo for InMall

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FrontPlace - all the nearby places

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You are welcome to check out our new mobile web mashup - FrontPlace. Lets you see nearby places and get info about them from Facebook, Google and Yandex (russian search engine). Check out it from your HTML5 browser: iPhone, Android, Samsung Bada or Opera 10.1+

(it is a mobile site).

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

P.S. check out also Mobile geo chat for quick communications

Monday, March 12, 2012

Geo Chat

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Our mobile mashup Geo chat has been updated. HTML5 mobile web application lets you chat with people nearby. Anonymously, you do not need any special account. Just a text chat with people nearby (e.g., in the same café, in traffic jam etc.) Check out it from iPhone, Android, Samsung or Opera 10.1 mobile browser.

(it is a mobile site).

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

There is the similar mobile mashup City chat - the dialogues there are connected to some place from Foursquare. Geo chat is almost the same but implemented for any geo place without the connection to some predefined place

Technically it is a web mashup that uses chat engine from Coldbeans.

As per similar "city-level" applications check out also City forums

P.S. as per hyper-local chat see also WiFi chat application

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Google + Twitter search

Our mashup GoT (Google + Twitter search) has been updated. Now includes a Topsy search too.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Social passport

"And today, Social Passport is launching a feature called “More Friends, More Savings,” which enables businesses to reward their customers proportionally, meaning that they can offer greater savings to those users who have substantially larger social media footprints. For example, a user who has 50 followers on Twitter or 75 friends on Facebook could would receive a 20 percent discount, while someone with 700 on each might receive a 35 percent discount." - from here.

Hey, we did that more than year ago in QRpon

Friday, March 09, 2012

SXSW 2012

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is SXSW, Austin, 2012

/via Geo Messages

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

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Places, reviews and customized 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

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. See also QRpon – customized check-ins for Facebook

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Can Data Tell the Story of a Location?

"With the right data, you can get a pretty interesting picture of an area. Whether it's a state, city, or even a street, you can learn a lot from data. Do you need to pack a coat if you're visiting in March? What's the elevation, cost of living, how many people live there? But to answer what is it like? That takes a bit more doing." - from here

Interesting. Check out by the Geo Search in this connection