[jdev] FW: Opportunity for client/server developers

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Mar 16 11:25:17 CST 2004



----- Forwarded message from Stephen Pendleton <pendleto at movsoftware.com> -----

I would like to offer the Jabber client and server development community a
test platform for JEP-0080. mov Software currently has a Location Based
service open to the public at http://www.movsoftware.com/Locator. The
service consists of a mapping interface that will plot the geographical
locations of all registered users of the system who are using clients that
implement JEP-0080. Currently our client, imov Messenger for PocketPC and
Smartphones, are the only clients that implement this JEP I believe. I am
hoping that this testing platform will spur development and interest in this

If you have an interest on adding capability for this JEP to your client or
server platform, you can use the Locator system to test your results. The
implementation consists of a listener process with jid of
lbs at movsoftware.com that will get the location data from a <message> packet
of the form:

    to='polonius at hamlet'
    from='horatio at hamlet/castle'>
  <geoloc xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc'>

Currently the implementation does not support the pubsub and presence
messages defined in JEP-0080. The target JID will need to be registered with
the Locator system. Signups are free and you can signup a JID at

The location information is stored in a backend database and can be
retrieved either by the Web Application running at
http://www.movsoftware.com/Locator or via a SOAP request defined at

You can also retrieve via a http transaction by adding this code to create a
web button:

yjid at myjabberserver.com">
<IMG src="http://www.movsoftware.com/images/mylocation.gif" border=0></A>

Replace the myjid at myjabberserver.com with the target JID and this will add a
web button to a HTML page, which will plot your current location via
MapQuest when clicked.

Any questions or comments on the service should go to
movcast at movsoftware.com. Any feedback is welcome.

Thank You,
Stephen Pendleton
mov Software

----- End forwarded message -----

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