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Geolocation Fun

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Presentation of Geolocation services and Foursquare in particular. …

Presentation of Geolocation services and Foursquare in particular.

Prepared for BarCamp EVN '10.

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  • Biggest trend of 2009 was twitter. Geolocation is considered as the biggest trend of 2010
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    • 1. The GeoLocation Fun B y @dnavre & @arpik
    • 2. The biggest trend of...
      • 2009
      • 2010
    • 3. What are Geolocation services?
      • Usually mobile
      • Emphasis es on “Where you are”, “where things are”
      • … or both
    • 4. А ccessible for almost everyone
    • 5. G eolocation Uses
        • Twitter
        • Google Latitude
        • Google Buzz
        • Foursquare
        • Gowalla
        • Facebook (in development)
        • GeoCaching
        • Location-aware websites
    • 6. Google Latitude
    • 7. Geolocation on Twitte r
    • 8. Foursquare & Gowalla
    • 9. Why is it fun?
      • More in touch with your friends
      • A way to monitor & measure your activ ities
      • A way to monitor (read stalk) someone else ;)
      • Competition factor
      • GeoLocation encourages social activism in real life
    • 10. Why it is not?
      • O ver-sharing
      • Ubiquity of technology
      • Privacy
    • 11. Privacy Issues?
      • wtf?! what's that?
      • “ Privacy is dead ”, - Mark Zuckerberg
      • “ 1984 ” , - George Orwell Gaspar
    • 12. How GeoLocation will work on a website/application
        • Check-in system
        • Constant tracking in the background (Google Latitude)
        • Marking location as on Twitter
        • Location based search
        • A dvertisement geo-targeting
        • Navigation
        • ...
    • 13. Geolocation Service Providers
      • GPS
      • Cell ID
      • WiFi positioning (Google GeoLocation Services )
    • 14. Google Geolocation services
    • 15. Ways to implement it
        • Android
        • iPhone
        • HTML5
        • Other solutions
    • 16. HTML5 sample
      • It may look scary but it's not
    • 17. Foursquare
      • Venues
      • Tips/To-Dos
      • Mayorship
      • Badges
      • Reward points / Leaderboard
      • Friends
    • 18. facts
      • Location : New York, United States
      • Founded : March 11, 2009 (presentation at SXSW 2009)
      • Funding : $1.35M (angel investment)
      • Employees : 20
      • Apps for : iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WinMobile
      • Checkins/sec : 11.58
      • Checkins/day : 700,000, plan to hit the 1 million mark by late June
      • Users : 1,000,000 by Apr. 22
      • New users/day : 15,000
      • Top VC's "desperately" want a piece of Foursquare -- which they're valuating at $100 million
    • 19. badges
    • 20.  
    • 21. meetup
      • Mark your calendars: June 16, 20:30 . Baobab
      • RSVP:  http://www.meetup.com/foursquare/5063/
    • 22. Thank you
      • @dnavre @arpik

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