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DIY Street View

23Jun07

When I recently scouted for suitable test locations for our compass/tilt-enabled mobile app prototype, I thought it would be nice to have some sort of Google Street View-like panoramas of our potential test areas – so I could better discuss them with colleagues and roughly estimate some basic geometry paramters for each location (like e.g. […]


Great article on the W3C‘s Mobile Web Initiative Team Blog ‘MWI: Leading Mobile Web Access to Its Full Potential‘. W3C Deputy Director Philipp Hoschka compiles major facts and figures on the current state of the mobile Web. Some snippets: About 1.7 billion mobile phones (out of the approx. total of 2.7 billion) have browsing capability […]


I’ve been playing around with the idea of attaching a location-based information app to twitter. As some might have read, I’m also a fan of the (ok, somewhat nerdy) idea of using command-line-style interaction on mobile phones to trigger arbitrary remote services. (Just take a look at yubnub and you’ll see that this idea could […]


I’ll be speaking at the WWW2007 conference in Banff, Canada next week, presenting some of our work from the Point to Discover project. It’s in the Pervasive Web and Mobility session on Thursday. So check by and say hi if you happen to be there!


I thought I’d open up this post to collect issues, bugs and feature requests for the FONFinder. I’ll update it over time. Drop me a comment if there’s something on your mind about FONFinder. There are currently issues with special characters. Especially the Umlauts are a problem as they are quite common in German/Austrian street […]