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