Raffi:

Thanks, that helps a great deal, we have created an app that our
business customers want to use, we will start testing with #94109
etc...and let you know when we go live, hopefully you guys will
release the geolocation soon.  Abir

On Sep 17, 4:04 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> hi abir.
>
> It's not yet live on Twitter - when it does become live, there will be  
> a setting available under each user's settings page to turn on the  
> ability for his or her API clients to annotate tweets.
>
> On Sep 17, 2009, at 6:38 PM, Abir <abstar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Guys:
>
> > I am confused.  Is theGeolocationnow 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 vis
> >>> itors 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

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