Archive for July, 2008
“…The spread of social networks will enable you to see where your friends from Facebook or LinkedIn are (if they give permission) and for friends and family to follow you…”
“New services include … Locle.com, which will use Loki to show where your friends are on social networks.”
Damian Mulley, technology blogger and influencer with 775 Twitter followers says:
“Got a demo of Locle. Fantastic idea and it’s running. I know yeah, something that’s not vapourware! Nice one Pieter and Ronan.”
Locle joins a select group of European location-based mobile services to leverage the power of SkyHook Wireless Wi-Fi Positioning System for smartphones and the upcoming XPS hybrid positioning system. SkyHook’s Wireless is the technology behind the award winning iPhone Maps’ positioning system. Locle will integrate the SkyHook wireless system into both Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 versions of the Locle mobile client software, for phones that do not have GPS but do have Wi-Fi.
Locle was selected from hundreds of startups as winner of the inaugral Eircom Web Innovation Fund award. This win is significant in that not only does it validate the effort put into developing Locle to date, but it also brings the full support of Eircom and its subsidiaries, such as Meteor, to help launch Locle into the Irish market with force.
The Eircom press office worked overtime to get some good media coverage. Although there were absolutely no models in the photoshoot The Star still went to print with a picture!
Would you like to be one of the first to try out Locle?
Locle beta is now open at http://dev.locle.com. Register yourself either on PC or mobile.
Check to see if your phone supports Locle “Mini”, to automagically check-in your location, at http://dev.locle.com/d.php.
The Locle Team.