[jdev] RE: Jabbers Killer App

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue Sep 7 00:56:34 CDT 2004

Stephen Pendleton wrote:
> I think another "killer app", actually a "killer technology", that XMPP
> can play in is location based services area. Integrating your geographical
> location with your presence adds capabilities that no other widely-used
> open protocol currently has. As wireless service providers start rolling
> out the ability for developers to locate a mobile device (phone, PDA) the
> interest in these services will increase.

You may want to check out http://lli.jabberstudio.org/ if you want to do
that. Jabber does and better have privacy down so your location would only
be going out to who you want with what you want. It would be interesting to
walk around in the real world and the virtual at the sametime. Maybe send
off a ghost to see who's around. The worse that could happen would be
people "jumping" out of buildings to get a gem or out of a maze.

All you would need would be GPS and WiFi on the same device or two devices
connected together providing each. The better the graphics would equal more

- Nolan


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