* I am lead mobile developer at TweetDeck * Didn’t do the iPhone app though
* 2 month beta * 30,000 beta testers * Working on it most of this year, with one other guy * Widely well received * Quite honestly awesome, you should download it.
* So anyway today I am going to talk about social GEO services and how we use them in TD * Mobile app centric * Though you could do it with HTML, but apps are proving popular on mobile devices * There are 4 commonly known ones
* You activate it on your phone and it runs continuously * So you have to figure out where friends are * One friend who delivered goods in a van left it running so friends could appreciate how many miles he drove every day
* Opt out rather than opt in approach
* Very pretty * Slow to appear on non-iOS * Slow to release useful API * But embraced explicit check-ins
* Leading, probably * Explicit check-ins * Prepopulates your friends from Twitter and Facebook * Badges, leaderboards, competition!
* Very new, so who knows * I don’t yet know anyone who uses it much, or thinks it’s anything special * But considering userbase, it’ll be impossible to ignore, even if it sucks
* 4sq seems to have “won” * So we decided to integrate Foursquare in preference to the others
* I’m this cool, and these are the cool places I go. Somewhat. * Serendipity (people would turn up, I’d check after leaving work, less need for formal arrangements) * Follow me on 4sq
* Socially acceptable checkins (work, daily coffee) * On twitter you unfollow people who only tweet about their breakfast * Socially acceptable venue creation (mum’s house, your house) * Overshare, holidays
* We focus on Foursquare, but are bringing FB soon * We’d support everything if we had the manpower and it wouldn’t ruin the UI
* Better with more context
* Walking directions map (encourages you to get places late!)
* Spent a lot of time here, lots of info without crowding * Android makes it hard * Uses “window of interest” approach * API limitations. Can’t get top 20 venues across zoomed out area so zooming out sucks
M. Howell - GeoTweetDeck - Geomob October 2010
They have GEOSTUFF on the Internet now.