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Mobile phones, GPS and dynamic updates - Ed's journal
Mobile phones, GPS and dynamic updates
I'm thinking of an application that runs on my phone.
It lets me search 'near me' for stuff.
It lets me take a photo, geotag it, write some text, categorize it, and upload it. Y'know, things like 'here is a nice indian restaurant, try the onion bhajia it's lovely' and put a rating by it.

Other people can also hook onto my doing so, and upload their own review/picture or whatever, and see what I've described.

It's possible this application already exists - does anyone know what it's called? I've seen elements of it on google maps, with the 'search near here' and ability to post photos and stuff, but it's still not _quite_ there.

Y'know, in true hitch hikers guide fashion, it would be awesome to be able to upload a quick review of the restaurant you've just been to.

Or to be able to say 'well, I'm near a cathedral thing, is there a handy article in e.g. wikipedia about it'.

Or 'well, I fancy a curry right now, what's the best curry place within a 2mile radius'
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mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: September 24th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Google Maps Mobile may be what you're looking for; decent impartial reviews may take a wee bit longer as the data set is populated...
From: shortcipher Date: September 25th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like parts of the brief for the Android Developer Challenge. One of the winners, PebbleBox, might be what you're after. There are probably some similar apps for iPhone by now.
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