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June 06, 2008


Alan Moore

Now I can see that working!


Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Alan

Yeah.. And if you actually start to use it, then yes, why not variants. Get me the route that gives maximum time inside airconditioned spaces - if we're doing a tourist tour of Hong Kong for example, and its always hot and humid here, so I know where I want to go, what places I want to show, and part of the time it makes sense to walk outside, but give me the route with the chances to step inside department stores and shopping malls to get air conditioned, between stages walking out in the open and heat..

The same idea we also have in things like pub-finders, where are the pubs with Guinness beer for example, so want to do an evening bar-hopping tour, but want to be sure you always have access to your fave beer, etc.

I can see lots of these kinds of variants. But then, you have to become familiar with the mapping and guiding feature on your phone (some people can't read maps, others refuse to read maps, ha-ha) and of course remember to use it when this "need" arises..

But yes, I agree, this is evolving and they are trying real hard in Japan to make something out of mostly nothing, in this LBS space. I'll do a blog about LBS, in particular as the new iPhone 3G is GPS enabled. to help some developers perhaps save some cash and not waste it on the pipe-dreams..

Tomi :-)

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