How to use Geolocation in your webapp @ FOWA Dublin 2010

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Building geolocation into your web app is becoming a necessity for almost everyone these days. It's a complex problem though, so in this session you'll learn from how Twitter is doing this and pick up …

Building geolocation into your web app is becoming a necessity for almost everyone these days. It's a complex problem though, so in this session you'll learn from how Twitter is doing this and pick up important lessons for your web app.

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  • 1. How to use Geolocation in your web app Raffi Krikorian, Twitter @raffi Future of Web Apps, Dublin, 2010
  • 2. People want to talk about where they are
  • 3. People want to discover what’s around them
  • 4. Location is -
  • 5. Location is - Context and Relevancy
  • 6. Location is - Context for production
  • 7. Location is - Context for consumption
  • 8. Location is - Globally applicable, locally relevant
  • 9. When people think of location, they think of a place
  • 10. Sometimes the actual place doesn’t matter
  • 11. What makes a place?
  • 12. What makes a place? 53o20’44.5”N, 6o15’39.7”W
  • 13. What makes a place? Temple Bar / Dublin / Ireland
  • 14. What makes a place? Rome or Roma / Tokyo or
  • 15. What makes a place? WOEID 560743 or twID cd7c17e3e56d7920
  • 16. How do I get started?
  • 17. IP-based location
  • 18. W3C Geolocation
  • 19. Coalition of the willing
  • 20. Brokered location
  • 21. Location databases
  • 22. But, why?
  • 23. I’m a user, and I want the future
  • 24. @Twitter
  • 25. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
  • 26. Associated Press
  • 27. Thanks!