Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Early thoughts on Google Latitude

February 6, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

I like Google Latitude so far, but I am a little afraid of how privacy is being implemented right now. Currently, you can set automatic updates based on your phone’s triangulation or GPS, manual updates (which means you have to remember to change them), and lastly, no sharing (hide). On the individual friend level, you […]

Location Based Services Part 3: Chromewalker’s Four Cardinal Points of Location

October 12, 2008 by · 102 Comments 

(click to enlarge) A component of success in the LBS application space, I believe, is finding the right balance between what I call the four cardinal points. If a service doesn’t find the right balance between these, I believe it becomes inherently difficult for the service to go mass market. The easiest way to begin […]

Location Based Services Part 2: Privacy Concerns & Other Hurdles to Adoption

September 21, 2008 by · 28 Comments 

Privacy has always been an issue preventing the mass appeal of Location Based Services (LBS) in the past. A lot of the really cool mobile application ideas have already been attempted in one shape or another in the past, but privacy concerns were continuously cited as the key reasons for their slow user adoption. Since […]

Location Based Services Part 1: The iPhone 3G experience

September 15, 2008 by · 92 Comments 

Image by jeanphony via Flickr I recently bought an iPhone 3G to see how both the on-board GPS and the easy to use UI could help make location based services (LBS) more mainstream. My first experience with useful LBS was with an application called Vindigo. Vindigo ran on my close to first-gen Palm Treo. It […]

Chromewalker Labs Sci-Fi Episode 2: L.A.R.P.

March 11, 2008 by · 15 Comments 

L.A.R.P. (LARP) = Location Aware Request Protocol. Developed by Chromewalker Labs in early 2008. LARP technology allows for users/devices to share their expected geographic trajectory with other LARP-enabled devices and thus enabling distance, cost, and time transactions. The technology enables a user or device to virtually ‘hitch-hike’ onto a transport mechanism with similar-trajectory parameters. Essentially, […]

Chromewalker Labs Sci-Fi Episode 1: W.I.T.

March 10, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

W.I.T. (WIT) = Wireless Interruption Transmission. Developed at Chromewalker Labs in early 2008. A common affliction that travelers have is not being able to listen to public announcements at railway stations or airports when they have their iPods on. Generally, by the time they take their headphones off they’ve missed the crucial portion of the […]

Thoughts on 3GSM 2008

February 13, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

I swung by Barcelona to check out the latest and greatest in the phone world. I must say that this is one impressive conference. Just waiting in line to register was awe-inspiring. I’m not going to cover new phone releases, for many of my peers have done so in a more timely fashion, but I […]

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