Cool, very intriguing street art project based in Brasil.
Brightkite recently announced it’s iPhone App coming to the iTunes App Store soon. Here’s the video demo of the application:
I have been using Brightkite along with Twitter for couple of months now since James has invited me to the service. It’s a darn impressive social networking application that uses Yahoo’s Fire Eagle which allows users to manage their location.
The features that are planned for the Brightkite iPhone app are:
- Auto geo-location including Place Snapping and Pick a Place
- Notifications (nearby friends, posts, friend requests, comments & mentions)
- Posting photos and notes to locations
- Nearby people and activity feed
- Friends lists and activity feed
- People, places and posts search
- Threaded messaging
- Profile streams
- Place steams
- Commenting on posts
The only drawbacks that I currently forsee are the following (at least w/ Brightkite.com web app):
- You must have the discipline to “check in” to your current location. I’m hoping the “auto geo-location” can address this with no sweat.
- Sometimes, the syncing between Brightkite and Twitter does not work. I think this is more on Twitter’s end (from what I heard following @brightkite).
- There were a couple of times an emailed photo would appear late (2-hours late one-time) from the time it was taken.
All in all, it’s a great service. I can’t wait to use that iPhone app vs. going to Safari every time to check-in. I just hope the syncing (Brightkite to Twitter) get’s polished.
After a couple of weeks in beta, Flickr’s newly redesigned homepage hits live. I like it. I have gotten used to the new stuff at least, and it proves to be successful in giving more info as well as finding things easier.
To learn more to what has changed/new, you may watch the screencast here.
Anyone? Anyone? … Bueller?