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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