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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Yahoo! Launched Fire Eagle, Open location for all

fire eagle At ETech, Tom Coates of Yahoo! Brickhouse, announced the developer beta launch of Fire Eagle yesterday. This developer's beta is now open by invitation.

Fire Eagle is an open location services platform offering web, mobile, and desktop developers a simple way to build new location-based applications.

It's a secure and stylish way to share your location with sites and services online while giving you unprecedented control over your data and privacy including how, when and where their location is made available.


Want to easily make your site responsive to a user's location ? Or, maybe you've found a way to capture someone's location and you want to find cool apps to plug it into ? By doing the heavy lifting and connecting you to a community of geo-developers, Fire Eagle makes it easier to build location-aware services.

If you want to learn more about Fire Eagle and how it came about, here's a video of Tom's presentation:

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