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March 06, 2008

Fi Regal!

FeWhat is it with naming at the moment. Ug! What that in sky? It keep track of my location? Well my prehistoric friend it's probably a Fireeagle.  Or Fire Eagle maybe.

Yes, Yahoo have released a new service which is "the secure and stylish way to share your location with sites and services online". Which is great. I think. It certainly seems to have it's heart in the right place with a properly modern emphasis on data privacy and playing nicely with other services (naturally Facebook gets a mention).

Although it's out of Yahoo this seems to be a very mobile type of service. The options to use your phone to automatically track yourself seem to be far more interesting than the "type in your location" thing although having to visit a wap site just for this seems a little weak which leaves just the S60 brigade (however many of them there are).

The key though is really the privacy thing and  the proof of that pudding will come when integration with Facebook etc  come online. Sharing your location could be  a pretty private thing especially to the postcode level granularity and beyond which seems to be the order of the day here (unlike Dopplr which sticks more vaguely to major towns and cities).

It'll be interesting to see the kind of use that this might be put to. It's certain to be  something major telco's will be ripping off in around 4 or 5 years.

I have 4 invites for anyone who would like one.

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Matt Edgar

Loving the beta - earlier I typed in Chapel A and was instantly transported to Lisbon without so much as an "are you sure?" :)

Marie

If you still have a fireeagle invite spare I've been trying my darnedest to get one. There going like hot cakes, or well, hot birds

Tom Morgan

Dispatched. :-)

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March 06, 2008

Comments

Matt Edgar

Loving the beta - earlier I typed in Chapel A and was instantly transported to Lisbon without so much as an "are you sure?" :)

Marie

If you still have a fireeagle invite spare I've been trying my darnedest to get one. There going like hot cakes, or well, hot birds

Tom Morgan

Dispatched. :-)

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