Mobeedo is a location-based service that aims is to provide a mobile information system adequate for the mobile age. The software is:
- open to anybody who wants to consume or provide situation-specific information or services via mobile phones
- multi-purpose: mobeedo allows for significantly more than just, for example, indicating that a particular Wikipedia article could be of interest at your current location: virtual summit logs, avalanche warning services, speed trap alert systems or change trains notifications are only a few examples of what can be implemented easily solely based on standard web technology.
Essential for this is that besides location (annotated in form of an arbitrarily shaped polygon rather than only a single POInt) also time and speed as well as the parameters language and age are taken into account. In addition, personal IDs allow for restricting the visibility/availability of information or services to specified groups and individuals. Also, the URI referencing the content relevant to the defined situations can be dynamic, i.e. contain situation parameters.
- easy to use: the search for and indication of information relevant to the user’s current situation does not require any interaction, the actual download only requires a single touch on the indicating bar. As soon as the linked content is not relevant anymore, the corresponding notification automatically disappears without leaving traces.
- free of charge for consumers and non-profit information and service providers
- anonymous, i.e. no tracking of the mobile user
The software is currently available on Android, and has just been submitted to Marketplace. We look forward to declaring our whole street a no-parking zone when it comes out ;).
Read more at Mobeedo here.