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15 items tagged “fireeagle”

2010 My last day at Yahoo! Tom Coates on four years at Yahoo! # 15th May 2010, 10:14 am


Best Practices for OAuth with Fire Eagle. “We insist that you must NOT use embedded rendering controls to present the OAuth process with Yahoo! and Fire Eagle”—that’s a clear nod towards the iPhone development community. # 16th October 2008, 11:23 pm

Fire Eagle has launched! No need for an invite any more, hooray! # 12th August 2008, 9:33 pm

Delighting with Data. Tom Taylor’s full transcript and slides for his recent talk at Oxford Geek Night—talks about Twitter bots, wikinear, and various other small but neat data repurposing projects. # 1st July 2008, 1:24 pm

Yahoo! Internet Location Platform. As an ex-Yahoo! this is really exciting—WhereOnEarth (a London company acquired by Yahoo! in 2005) provide the incredibly detailed geographical data used by Flickr, Upcoming and FireEagle—and now it’s available as an external API. # 12th May 2008, 9:02 pm

Plazes adds Fire Eagle Support. The Plazer software can now automatically update your location in FireEagle based on fingerprinting your laptop’s local network. # 22nd April 2008, 1:02 am

i am near (via) Inspired by and powered by FireEagle, currently just showing nearby pubs from OpenStreetMap but with more stuff planned. I love the URL scheme— # 4th April 2008, 7:53 am

Sharing My Location Just the Way I Like It. Fire Eagle gets a great write-up from Brady Forrest over on the O’Reilly Radar. # 31st March 2008, 8:34 pm Steve Marshall’s Fire Eagle python binding on GitHub. # 22nd March 2008, 11:57 pm for (via) I’ve published the file from as an example of simple Fire Eagle integration with a Django application. # 22nd March 2008, 7:23 pm, OAuth and Fire Eagle

I’m pleased to announce It’s a simple site that does just one thing: show you a list of the five Wikipedia pages that are geographically closest to your current location. It’s designed (or not-designed) to be used mainly from mobile phones.

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Welcome to Fire Eagle! It’s launched! A service and accompanying API for saving your physical location and selectively sharing it with applications that you trust. # 5th March 2008, 7:05 pm


Fire foxes, fire eagles, fire dogs: myth in a new media world (via) Entertaining over-analysis of Fire Eagle, the code name for Yahoo!’s soon-to-be-released geo location broker. It’s actually named after Ze Frank’s Ride The Fire Eagle Danger Day, as any Sports Racer would know. # 15th December 2007, 12:25 pm

What I did at Hack Day. John McKerrell made a tool for updating your FireEagle location through a DNS query, useful for sneaking around for-pay WiFi nodes. # 19th June 2007, 10:32 am

FireEagle. Location broker API, launched at Hack Day London. I worked on an early version of this before leaving Yahoo! back in January—great to see it out. # 19th June 2007, 10:30 am