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Fire Eagle Guest Pass

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a hack created at Open Hack London 2009 …

a hack created at Open Hack London 2009

hacked together using:
- Yahoo! Blueprint
- Yahoo! Fire Eagle
- Google App Engine

in under a day.

see it live at http://feguestpass.appspot.com/

slightly more info at http://dalelane.co.uk/blog/?p=667

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  • 1. Fire Eagle Guest Pass What is 'Guest Pass'? dalelane.co.uk/blog
  • 2. Fire Eagle is a location broker
  • 3. (see http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/) Fire Eagle is a location broker
  • 4. You tell Fire Eagle where you are I'm on Great Russell Street, in London OK
  • 5. You tell Fire Eagle the friends and family who you don't mind knowing where you are Let Bob and Fred know where I am if they ask OK
  • 6. Fire Eagle takes care of the rest Bob Where is he? on Great Russell Street, in London
  • 7. Fire Eagle takes care of the rest Mysterious Mike Where is he? I wont tell you!
  • 8. What if you want to share your location with someone for a specific time or event?
  • 9. What if you want to help a client find where you are for a meeting, but don't want them to see what pub you go to afterwards?
  • 10. What if you want to share your location with someone who doesn't have a Yahoo! account?
  • 11. (drum roll)
  • 12. Ta da.
  • 13. Ta da. Fire Eagle Guest Pass
  • 14. You create a Guest Pass and give it an expiry time. For example, in 15 minutes My Guest Pass
  • 15. You send the guest pass URL to someone. My Guest Pass ?
  • 16. ‘ Guest Pass’ will email it to them for you if you like.
  • 17. Or copy the URL into a new SMS message.
  • 18. They get informed that they have a Guest Pass
  • 19. They get a link which includes the Guest Pass token in it.
  • 20. They use the Guest Pass to see where you are. No need for them to sign up for anything. No need for them to have an account or password.
  • 21. A Yahoo! BluePrint mobile site displays your location in a way best suited to their mobile’s capabilities.
  • 22. If they’re using a computer, they get an interactive Flash map instead.
  • 23. They can’t see where you are afterwards.
  • 24. You chose the expiry time when you created the Guest Pass.
  • 25. And a mobile-friendly site lets you manage and revoke existing Guest Passes if you change your mind. Oh no! I need to hide!
  • 26. What if they still can’t find you?
  • 27. If they scroll down to the bottom, they can tell the mobile site where they are …
  • 28. Say they were at Waterloo train station…
  • 29. It would show them where you are in relation to them …
  • 30. … with turn-by-turn directions for how to get to you.
  • 31. That’s it.
  • 32. The hack lives at: http://feguestpass.appspot.com
  • 33. Thank you.
  • 34. Thank you. (PS – Sorry to Fire Eagle for a fairly poor description of what they do. Please do check out http://fireeagle.yahoo.net for a better description!)

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