Dear all. I am happy to announce that blogloc – my precious little spartime project for the last weeks – has officially opened its gates to the public yesterday night. That’s right. blogloc is now open for everyone to sign up and use! All the basic features I planned for the first realease are there and – hopefully – acceptably bug-free.
What does blogloc do for you?
For those who didn’t follow my earlier posts: blogloc is a free service that will give you one simple thing: the blogloc map badge. The blogloc map badge is a small, personal map you can embed on your Website, blog sidebar, social network profile, or what ever online presence you may have, to show your live location. In addition to your location, the map badge will also display the time that has passed since you last updated your location, and the mode you used to update it.
How can you add blogloc to your site?
How do you set your location?
There’s several ways to do that:
- You can log in to the blogloc Website with your account and change your location over the Web interface. There’s the standard drag-and-drop Google map interface and/or a text search box to do that.
- Visit the blogloc mobile site at http://blogloc.no5.at/m with your mobile phone and set your location via the text search box. E.g. by entering city name, street address, place or landmark name. (No need to be specific or structured about it – casual place names like “eiffel tower paris” or “trafalgar square uk” will work just fine.)
- Got a GPS-enabled mobile phone? Download the blogloc bloglocator! The bloglocator is a small piece of software you can use to send location updates to your blogloc map badge directly from your GPS. As live as it gets.
That’s all for today. For more detailed information – and to sign up – go right to the blogloc Website at http://blogloc.no5.at. Have fun using blogloc!
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