Every so often, I come across the coolest Web apps thanks to good folks like Ian. Lately, it seems like most of them are involving an API from one company or another. Google for instance, has its mapping API. And boy oh boy, some companies are working to really make this shine like the dickens!
One fine example of this is the blending of Google’s mapping API and some clever thinking from Rising Concepts. It developed something called ‘Frapper!’ and to be honest, I can see how using its concept might prove useful for certain demographic needs. The ex-tech guy from a podcast that I am involved with called Weezy and The Swish created one for the show. As you can see, I have not anounced it yet as I wanted to do so later tomorrow. Then again, I can also see how creating a map based solely on Lockergnome readers might be a real blast as well. Sort of a worldwide Gnome sort of deal for a lack of better terminology. At its core though, I suppose it might be more of a Lockergnome friends map?
OK, enough of me yackin’ here. Let’s just take the bull by the horns and create something really fun using this Web app, shall we? Well, too late. Yup, I am way ahead of you. I have already taken the liberty of creating the first Lockergnome worldwide map. I would like each Lockergnome reader out there to take a moment, share a little about themselves and then give us your location based on ZIP code. For those of you not in the US, just Frapper your city instead. The auto-complete will take care of the rest as you begin to type it out.
Assuming all goes well with this little project, we should find Lockergnome readers from all over the world participating in this little experiment. Don’t worry about privacy when adding yourself to this, just use a made up name. Now, even though this is just covering one newsletter for one single day, I still believe that we will see some fascinating results from all of this. I’ve already added myself; would you care join me?