Sony promotes their youth targeted sat-nav range with animal-shaped cycle routes. Yep that’s right!
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14041462&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 X-wing GPS Targeting Computer from Christopher Caleb on Vimeo. Not massively practical. But very cool. Built using Adobe AIR 2.5, Android 2.2 and some guidance from the force. Full breakdown here – http://www.yeahbutisitflash.com/?p=1697
I’ve just opened up Picasa for the first time in ages. First thing I noticed was how lightening fast it is compared to iPhoto. It’s blazing!! But just scanning through the photos I noticed a small red pin next to images I’d taken with my iPhone. Turn outs that Picasa now has a ‘Places Panel’… Continue reading Geotagging Data in Picasa
You’re all familiar with Google Street View and the camera-topped Google Car – but what about all of the interesting places inaccessible to cars? Enter the Google Trike, which started as a project by Daniel Ratner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer on the Street View team: “I began thinking about building a bicycle-based Street View system… Continue reading Google Maps Trike View
An alcohol brand launches an app aimed at providing a useful service rather than a pub diversion. Beck’s release Gig Finder, a mash-up between Google Maps and Last.fm which lets you search for gigs in the area. YouTube link. I like that fact they’ve just combined a couple APIs to create a shiny new service.… Continue reading Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs
Our very own Marky Jenkinson has set off on an epic bike ride to Cannes for a Leukemia charity. We have set up a little GPS tracker so we can all follow him from the comfort of our desks. Check out his blog and tracker at http://letstrackmarky.co.uk Better still – you could sponsor him and… Continue reading Follow Marky To Cannes
Google can now tap into information broadcast from mobile towers to approximate your devices current location on the map. “It’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close..” Google explains on its website. I’ve installed this and tried it in New York. It’s amazingly accurate, and on my N95 you can activate true GPS too. Very… Continue reading Want GPS on non-GPS phones? Check out the new Google Maps beta.