Yahoo! Rolls Out Fire Eagle

Yahoo! has announced the availability of Fire Eagle – essentially “an open platform that helps users take their location to the Web while giving them the ability to easily control how and where their location data is shared.” One neat aspect of this is allowing users to authorize Web, mobile or desktop applications to update their respective locations automatically or manually – it is their choice, along with the amount of information shared over the services. Services available from Fire Eagle can be read right after the jump in further detail. [Press Release]

  • Brightkite: Brightkite is a location based social network that allows users to track their friends’ locations and meet new people in their area.
  • Dash: Dash is a two-way, Internet-connected GPS navigation system offering an innovative solution to traffic monitoring.
  • Dipity: Dipity is the easiest way to make and share interactive stories for the people and topics users care about.
  • Dopplr: Dopplr is a service for intelligent travelers that helps them make the most of their trips by sharing their travel plans with the people they trust.
  • ekit: ekit is the leading communications provider to international travelers, offering a range of services including mobile phones, satellite phones, SIM cards, global calling cards, and recently the ekit travel journal.
  • Lightpole: Lightpole is a mobile application service provider that distributes location-specific information to mobile devices in real-time and engages mobile users in interactive communities.
  • Movable Type: Movable Type is a fully integrated, scalable, proven social publishing platform for building highly interactive websites, blogs and social networks.
  • Navizon: Navizon provides a software-only wireless positioning system that triangulates signals broadcasted from Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers to help users find their location.
  • Radar:’s Radar is personalized local news with you at the center of the map. Radar shows you everything going on nearby, wherever you are, from the stories on your street, to the events in your neighborhood, to headlines in your city.
  • Pownce: Pownce is a way to keep in touch with and share messages, files, links and events with your friends.
  • Loki: Loki adds your location into your favorite social networks so you can share it with your friends. Loki, powered by Skyhook Wireless, automatically informs your friend of your whereabouts, using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Fire Eagle, RSS Feeds and more.
  • SPOT: SPOT, the world’s first satellite messenger, sends users’ GPS location and custom messages to family and friends or emergency responders over a satellite communications network from virtually anywhere around the globe – even the most remote places – independent of cell phone coverage.
  • ZKOUT: ZKOUT enables mobile device users to create content — messages, photos, videos — on the ZKOUT network from any location, and share it instantly with the people near you.
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