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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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    How to use Geolocation in your webapp @ FOWA Dublin 2010 How to use Geolocation in your webapp @ FOWA Dublin 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • How to use Geolocation in your web app Raffi Krikorian, Twitter @raffi Future of Web Apps, Dublin, 2010
    • People want to talk about where they are
    • People want to discover what’s around them
    • Location is -
    • Location is - Context and Relevancy
    • Location is - Context for production
    • Location is - Context for consumption
    • Location is - Globally applicable, locally relevant
    • When people think of location, they think of a place
    • Sometimes the actual place doesn’t matter
    • What makes a place?
    • What makes a place? 53o20’44.5”N, 6o15’39.7”W
    • What makes a place? Temple Bar / Dublin / Ireland
    • What makes a place? Rome or Roma / Tokyo or
    • What makes a place? WOEID 560743 or twID cd7c17e3e56d7920
    • How do I get started?
    • IP-based location
    • W3C Geolocation
    • Coalition of the willing
    • Brokered location
    • Location databases
    • But, why?
    • I’m a user, and I want the future
    • @Twitter
    • REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
    • Associated Press
    • Thanks!