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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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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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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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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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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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Location-aware mobile web apps using Google Maps v3 + geolocation

When hiring Engineers, I always look for evidence of pet projects, so recently I thought it was fair to create one of my own: GeoMeme, the fun way to measure and share real-time local twitter trends. Visitors to GeoMeme choose … Continue reading

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Fast map re-location using Google Static Maps v2 + geocoder

GeoMeme is a pet project of mine. It’s a web app, and also a mobile web app for iPhone and Android, that measures real-time local twitter trends. Visitors to GeoMeme choose a location on the map, and two search terms … Continue reading

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Scalable, fast, accurate geo apps using Google App Engine + geohash + faultline correction

GeoMeme is a web app (and also a mobile web app for iPhone and Android) that I recently developed as a pet project. It measures real-time local twitter trends. Visitors to GeoMeme choose a location on the map, and two … Continue reading

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GeoMeme: measure and share real-time local twitter trends

I am pleased to announce the launch of GeoMeme, the fun way to measure and share real-time local twitter trends. I got thinking about this when a recent Los Angeles earthquake was being measured in tweets per second rather than … Continue reading

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How to measure Twitter trending topics

2009 has already seen some big Twitter moments, including Michael Jackson’s death and memorial service, #iranelection, Oprah’s mainstreaming, and the race between @aplusk and @cnn to reach 1 million followers. But how can we objectively measure and compare the scale … Continue reading

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The Human Race and Space/Time poverty

When I found out that the human race was speeding up, by around 10% over the past decade, I deliberately walked around slower that day. A study carried out in the early 1990s demonstrated that pedestrians’ speed of walking provides … Continue reading

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