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Introducing Geode & The Food Finder!
« on: October 08, 2008, 02:09:50 am »
Geode is a new plugin for Mozilla FireFox that allows location based interation with websites by reading the WiFi signals in your area and then translating them to a physical location..  kinda like GPS, but without the satellites... and kinda like the geo-location you might have seen on your cellphone that uses cellphone tower signals to calculate a location.. but without the cellphone ;)

Unlike normal GPS-based methods which can take upwards of 45 seconds for a lock, Geode works both inside and outside with an accuracy of between 10 to 20 meters, normally within a second.

The potential here is for more than just resturant lookups. For example, imagine an RSS reader that knows the difference between home and work and automatically changes it’s behavior appropriately. Or a news site whose local section is, in fact, actually local. Or Web site authentication that only allows you to login from certain physical locations, like your house.


Install:  (Geode plugin for Mozilla FireFox)

Try Out:  (The Food Finder)
  -  -   And...  boom goes the dynamite.