Category Archives: mobile geo social

Map of Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Here’s a side project that I’m happy can finally be unveiled. The Australian Youth Climate Coalition has been formed to educate, inspire and mobilise young Australians to solve the climate crisis. I was recently invited to build an interactive map … Continue reading

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Incoming is about predicting behavior

Originally posted on incoming-media.com, to introduce my next challenge as it emerges from stealth mode. This guy is Kurt Lewin. He’s the daddy of social psychology. In 1936, Lewin tweeted “behavior is a function of the person and their environment.” … Continue reading

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The Next Challenge

Last month I departed Xumii after a fantastic two and a half years. It was my absolute pleasure to lead such a massively talented group of Engineers to build our mobile social networking platform. What a ride we shared! From … Continue reading

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Google Instant on your Maps

geo-autocomplete is a jQuery extension I wrote to convert any input field on a web page into an autocomplete field that suggests locations in real-time as you type. It’s like Google Instant for your Maps. The location results are supplied … Continue reading

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5 Gadgets For Running

Early this morning I ran my first half-marathon. We started over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, ran around the City, and ended up at the Sydney Opera House. It was a beautiful day and a great experience. My recent running adventures … Continue reading

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In The Beginning… Was The Printing Press

An Engineer’s Approach To Storytelling Neal Stephenson is a Storytelling Engineer, uniquely mashing up his left-brain Engineering and his right-brain Artistry into what might be described as swash-buckling historical comedic post-cyber-punk speculative fiction. Stephenson understands technology. He comes from a … Continue reading

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Social Browsing on your iPhone with Safari Browser Extensions

Plug-ins, add-ons, extensions – every desktop browser supports them: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. Third party developers can easily add features to these web browsers to enhance our web browsing pleasure. But what about the mobile browser on … Continue reading

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GeoMeme adds Google Buzz to detect real-time geo-located trends

If you’ve been using Google Buzz on a mobile phone recently, you would know that you can choose between two filters to the real-time stream of content: Social – choose ‘Following’ to filter the stream based on your social graph, … Continue reading

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Social Recommendations For Every Site On The Web

Today Facebook announced that over 50,000 websites have implemented Social Plugins in the first week since their launch. My favorite Social Plugin is ‘Recommendations’ which lists the pages on a site which have enjoyed the most Sharing activity by Facebook … Continue reading

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How to display approximately geo-located Tweets on a map

Most geo mashups such as GeoMeme display Tweets and other geo-located content as points on a map, based on exact latitude/longitude coordinates. Easy. At the inaugural Chirp Conference this week, Twitter released its Places feature which instead allows Tweets to … Continue reading

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GeoMeme Wins MySpace Developer Challenge

How exciting! My pet project GeoMeme has been awarded ‘Most innovative use of the Real-Time Stream API’ in the MySpace Developer Challenge. The awards were judged by Mike Jones, MySpace’s new Co-President, and Ron Conway, renowned angel investor, and David … Continue reading

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GeoMeme adds MySpace real-time local trends

In other news, GeoMeme now measures real-time local trends based on both MySpace and Twitter content. GeoMeme uses the new Real-Time Stream API from MySpace to tap into the flood of geo-located updates being posted by MySpace users all around … Continue reading

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Mobile awesomeness, innovation and disruption

The good people at MitchelLake recently asked me to write an article about mobile technology. So I created a list of awesomeness, innovation and disruption, including topics such as ‘Mobile is big’, ‘Phones are getting better’, and ‘People pay for … Continue reading

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Murdoch should worry less about the Googlebot and more about social media

I remember in January 2000, old media mogul Rupert Murdoch said he was not going to waste his money buying any ‘dotcom’ upstarts. The very next day, AOL bought Time Warner. Not the other way around! Murdoch had apparently failed … Continue reading

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OpenAustralia Hackfest: ‘Mobile + Geo + Social’ slides

I popped into the OpenAustralia Hackfest at the weekend to learn and talk about some of the latest developments in the Gov2.0 revolution. There are now some quite interesting public datasets available, and the developer community is hard at work … Continue reading

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