Posts Tagged: context

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    Work+ – A Fantastic Idea For A Location Based App; Shame About The Metadata Though

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    I once wrote two posts saying that people are mistaking the context (location) for the end game and that location is (also) a key context, but most people don’t know this. Two years or so after I wrote those posts, the concept of location based mobile services and location based apps shows no sign of… Read more »

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    GeoCommunity and LocNav; One Talk, Two Audiences

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    You can argue that it’s cheating or you can argue that there’s a vague degree of ecological-friendliness but sometimes you just end up recycling and repurposing a conference talk deck for more than one conference. So it was with my keynote at GeoCommunity in Nottingham last month and my keynote at the Location Business Summit… Read more »

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    Geo on the Horizon at Horizon Geo

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    Last Friday I ventured north to Nottingham, along with Ed Parsons, Steven Feldman and Muki Haklay to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute at the University of Nottingham. Along the way I discovered a manner of tracking my journey that I’d hadn’t previously considered, but that’s covered… Read more »

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    Mistaking the Context for the End Game

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    This is a post about location (for a change); but it doesn’t have to be about location as it’s all about mistaking a vital element for the end game itself. I should explain. I recently got contacted by a gentleman in the US who was looking to register a lot of domain names, in a… Read more »

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    Contextual Location (and Echoecho Redux)

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    I recently wrote about echoecho, an SMS based location sharing service and rather dismissed it as another PlayTxt or DodgeBall, both of which are now shuttered, and argued that EchoEcho fails my Theory of Stuff. Nick Bicanic, the CEO of Purpose Wireless, the company behind echoecho was good enough to look me up and drop… Read more »

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    Location is a Key Context, But Most People Don’t Know This

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    Like a lot of people, I get most of the information I use, both personally and professionally, from the web; from RSS feeds, from keyword search alerts and from Twitter. The genesis of my recent Theory of Stuff slowly accumulated out of this mishmash of feeds, alerts and status updates. Firstly I read about EchoEcho, a new location based… Read more »