Guys: I am confused. Is the Geolocation now available on the API?
How are users opting in to it on a tweet basis? or is the user release later on? Thanks, Abir On Sep 9, 7:13 pm, Mark Mason <idtw...@gmail.com> wrote: > For those using the iphone and tweetdeck, you can click the locate > icon and your iPhone: Long:Lat is updated on your profilie.location. > > I am interested in GEO locate, so products can find you. > > Example, You are on interstate driving or passenger, and it is after > 3am, and you tweet... > Holiday Inn can message you with a link to a nearby hotel. > > Or you tweet "I am hungry", and restaurants find you. > > just rambling > > On Aug 29, 8:26 am, Nicole Simon <nee...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > reading up on the dev list, I noticed some replies to thegeolocationthing > > and sorry to matt for picking his reply ;)) > > > I'd like to add some of the "usual stuff we know US based devs do > > forget but would be really great if they just thought about it because the > > rest of the world likes to use them too". > > > Also I am surprised that thegeolocationof the person can be attached > > to the tweets but still not to the profile - something which would make > > location based services so much easier, even without having each > > tweet tell the world where you are? > > > Short summary: > > - when developping your app, please make sure to get international users > > to test them and get their input so you don't make something US-only > > - before adding a geo location to every tweet, i rather expect people to > > be willing to add a real location in long / lat to their profile. having > > it > > just in the tweets is the second step without doing the first. the > > ecosytem > > would profit much more from it, would it be a profile thing. > > > On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 17:00, Matt Kaufman <m...@mattkaufman.org> wrote: > > > > I think that issue can be simplified down to zip code radiAl query > > > (simple) once you know the users relevent vicinity. It's not like > > > browsers are actually accurate as an actual gps (netbooks iPhone... > > > Chipsets will change that soon) > > > great. my zipcode is 23554, and that resolves to Lübeck, SH. :) > > As in: there is more on the world than just US zipcodes. > > > Searches for anything outside of the US have been proven to be quite > > ineffective as they resolve around things currently like name of town. > > And that usually fails alone because the search does not recognize > > the name of the town as it is locally. > > > // Sorting / overemphasize of state level > > Very often, location based application do go for the state level (as > > the US has so many of them) and does include the country, but neglects > > that others might like geographic centers. > > > If you do an application please use a format like > > continent - country - town - exact location > > > state in this is optional in many cases and not the center point in many > > countries. more often than that, there is the additional level above town > > like "car plate key" or else. > > > // Outputting wrong characters > > if you use the application to resolve against something with the coordinates > > please make sure your application does understand special characters > > when you output them (like Lübeck) > > > // I dont want to share that > > As a user, I might want to share with the world my country or my > > town where I am currently at but not pinpointing me on the map. > > Matt also brought up the the point about threats on exactgeolocation. > > I know of at least one couple who got separated because the guy did > > a location aware thing from the new girls house. > > > But I would not mind sharing my location in my profile in general. > > For purposes of human profile readers, I do not put long and lat in my > > profile, > > and if I do use the correct "Lübeck, Deutschland" most of my visitors do not > > understand if they are from outside Germany. Which is why I am opting > > for Germany. Not because I want -but because that is the lowest thing > > we all can agree on being understandable. > > > Nicole