Mobile Social Network
Fiz dois posts recentes sobre o Google Latitute (dei uma entrevista que será publicada nos próximos dias no G1). Esse não é o primeiro sistema de redes sociais móveis e em ultimos artigos falei do Imity, Radar, Dodgeball, entre outros. Agora post do ReadWriteWeb, “Beyond Latitude: 4 Innovative Location-Based Apps” mostra quatro aplicações do mesmo gênero. Aproveito para acrescentar um brasileiro que estou testando: Onde Estou. Vejam trechos e aplicações em destaque no post:
“Bliin is a Dutch service that combines the location sharing of Google Latitude with the journey recording of Nokia’s viNe application (our coverage). With Bliin, you can explore the world around you, zooming in and out on the map while viewing geo-tagged photos, the last recorded locations of other Bliin users, and even the live movements of anyone sharing their journeys on the network.
Toaí (Portuguese for “I’m Around”) is actually a new social network which, at first, appears to be just like any other: you sign up, create a profile, etc. However, Toaí also asks you for your mobile phone number which it uses to text you with music, art, and stores that are near where you are. The recommendations it sends are based on you and your friends’ favorites. It also lets you know when your Toaí friends are nearby. Toaí is a great example of how a social network can add in location-based features to take networking beyond the virtual world and into the “real” world.
Parallel Kingdom for Android and iPhone uses location-based networking to let you see other nearby players on a Google map. Also, when finding monsters to battle, you have to physically move to a new location to do so. The end result is a mashup of traditional gaming and geocaching. (U.S. Only)
Radar delivers location-based content including news, blog posts, and tweets to your iPhone. Once installed, the app will geo-locate you upon being launched to deliver the news within 1000 feet of where you are standing, from your neighborhood, or from the entire city. “