Friday, July 27, 2012

Phones as sensors

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Social TV Apps

An interesting site: " is the Internet’s first portal dedicated to the convergence of players expected to meet in this convergence of media - the web developers, the broadcasters, the consumer electronic manufacturers, the Pay TV crowd, the content creators, Mobile community, VC's, startups, designers, creatives, agencies, and eventually, even consumers will find our site useful."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Best paper awards. Computer Science.

Sunday, July 22, 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. Speed for search has been optimized.

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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Photo map

Our mashup Photo map has been updated. It lets you see real time photos from Twitter on Google map. Now it supports Instagram and image hosting from Twitter too. The speed has been improved.

You can directly describe an area for photos. Base URL accepts the following parameters:

lat - latitude
lng - longitude
zml - zoom level
mrk - (1/0) - show or not a marker at the center of map
lang - a language for map. E.g.: lang=de

For example: live photos from London

Thursday, July 19, 2012

About context-aware browsing

Our new article Context-Aware Browsing for Hyper-Local News Data

This paper describes a new model for delivering hyper-local data to mobile subscribers. Our model uses any exiting or especially created Wi-Fi hot spot as presence sensor that can open access for some user-generated content.

Yousef Daradkeh, Dmitry Namiot, and Manfred Schneps-Schneppe. Context-Aware Browsing for Hyper-Local News Data, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Vol 6, No 3 (2012) pp.13-17

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day in photos from Twitter

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our mashup Twitter's day in photos has been updated. At the first hand, the speed has been optimized.

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Search images from Twitter

Our mashup Photos from Twitter has been updated. Lets you search photos from Twitter timeline. The newest version includes improved search algorithm (e.g. supports Instagram and new image hosting from Twitter) and fixed sharing functionality. Also the speed has been improved.

Also you can set also initial parameters for your search. For example the above-mentioned script lets you pass the following parameters:

lat - latitude for search area
lng - longitude for search area
q - query string


Photos from London



P.S. You can also see pictures right on the map with the following mashup: Photo-map

Monday, July 16, 2012

Phone as a sensor

Yet another article about using phones as sensors.

By the way, our own SpotEx project is about using sensors from phone exactly.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Voice MT

An interesting service - VoiceBunny. It is a mechanical turk for voice-related tasks. E.g., you give them your text and get back audio file.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ask friends: socialize your mobile search

Our mobile web mashup - Ask friends has been updated. HTML5 mobile web application presents a wrapper for Google search and lets you share your search query with your friends in Facebook. Mashup simply posts your query on Facebook's wall and redirects you to Google SERP. Who will help you the most - Google SERP or your social graph from Facebook?

Mobile site:

You can use also the following QR-code:

QR code

You can use mashup for creating links in your mobile web pages and directly provide your own query:

Monday, July 02, 2012

Geo bookmarks

You are welcome to checkout a new mobile web-mashup - Geo bookmarks. It is HTML5 web application lets you create and use your own list of places right on the mobile phone. For example, save the place for your car parking and find the direction to it later, etc.

You can load application with this QR-code too:

Mashup does not require authorization, bookmarks (places) will be saved right on your phone (in your mobile browser, actually).