September 04, 2008

location-aware social networking application, whereyougonnabe updated

Looks like Peter and crew have just released a new update for the location-aware social networking application, whereyougonnabe. Some key new features in this release include:
- WYTV, a new animated map display inspired by the cool Twittervision, but using data from whereyougonnabe. This displays an interesting mix of activities from your friends and public activities from other users. You can click through on friends' activities to see more details.

- Calendar synchronization now uses Google Local Search, based on the context of which city you've told us you're in. So if you're in Denver, CO and you put a location of "1100 Broadway" or "Apple Store" on an activity in your calendar that week, it will find a suitable location in Denver.
- We now support display of distances in kilometers as well as miles, a request we have had from several users. If your home is in the US or UK the default setting is miles, elsewhere it is km. You can change your preference on the settings page.
- The experience for new users is improved - when you add the application you can immediately view data from your friends, or public activities from other users, without having to enter any data. Users just need to tell us their home location before creating their own activities.
- Various small usability improvements and bug fixes.


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