Here is a list of basic applications you can use right now for Geo Messages.
At the first habd try Android application: GeoSMS. Lets you share location data right from your phone. Does ask about identity, does not save your data on the external servers.
You can download this application from Android Market too. Just search there for geo message from Coldbeans. For downloading right from the web you can use this link. This application is available also via AppCircus or Appbrain. Here is QR-code for loading:
And here are some of our HTML5 mobile web applications you can check (scan QR code from your mobile or type/bookmark a short link right in your mobile browser).
- Mobile Map - let you share location via Email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook right from the map
- Geo Mail - lets you share location by email
- Where are you now - request location info by email.
- Places - our own implementation of Places geo service (mobile web mashup).
- Geo SMS - lets you share location via SMS (e.g. on Android phones)
- Geo Twit - location info in Twitter messages
Mobile map - is a basic application. Google Maps mashup used in all geo messages applications. And you can use it directly. let you share location via Email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook right from the map
Geo Mail service. Lets you share location info by email. HTML5 mobile web application. you can send a link to the map with your location (via Mobile map), just a picture for the map (e.g. for legacy phones) or just a pair of latitude,longitude (useful for GPS gadgets). Here is a snapshop and QR code for loading:
You can download this application via GetJar too.
Where are you now (WAYN). Is a service lets you request your friend/parnter about his/her location by email. A trick with Geo Mail actually. Because Geo Mail is a web application we can simply send link to it. It is what WAYN is doing actually. Ask about location just by sending a link for answer through. Of course it is completely up your target party to respond to your request.
Places. It looks like any LBS company nowadays should have places application. And yes, we have too. You can share your location (with the same priciples) but pointing directly to the cafe/office/builing etc. you are in right now. HTML5 mobile web mashup.
Geo Twit. Lets you share location info via twitter. Does not ask you to enable positioning in your Twitter profile. Lets publish just once location data in your timeline.
Geo SMS. HTML5 mobile web application lets you share location info via SMS.
Never eat alone. HTML5 mobile web application lets you mark some cafe (restaurant etc.) where you are in right now as well as the time you are going to stay there. This mark (on practice - a mobile page) could be shared via email/twitter/facebook, so your friends are interested in will see your place and time they can join you.
You can use Geo Messages approach as Google Chrome extension too. See Geo Message at Chrome Web Store
And the above mentioned application are the basic foundation. There are plenty of services that use Geo Messages approach. See some of them on our examples page