Posts Tagged ‘awesome’


Fri May 6 2011, 5:17pm

By caseorganic




Gizmodo: Geoloqi Makes Constant Location Tracking Awesome Instead of Creepy

“Your iPhone knowing your every move without your knowledge and without function: bad thing. Your phone knowing your every move so that you can share it with friends, receive geotagged reminders, and keep track of travels: very, very cool”. -Sam Biddle

Today at about 3PM EST, Geoloqi was covered by Gizmodo. Our servers quickly fell under the resulting account signups and location data. We quickly worked to scale them up so that the service could be resumed. Thanks to everyone who downloaded the app! The version out now is very beta. We’re working to improve the user experience, battery life and features. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at feedback at geoloqi dot com!

What makes Geoloqi private?

Geoloqi is an “opt-in” app, meaning that it allows you full control over your location and who you share it with. We plan on rolling out many more features, which you will find in the layers section of the app. If you’d like to build your own Geoloqi layer, or an entire application based on the Geoloqi platform, you can check out the API.

Follow @geoloqi on Twitter for more!

MapAttack Weekend Timelapse Footage!

Aaron Parecki created a visualization of the territory captured by each team during gameplay. Below is a visualization of the GPS trails of the players during the games. Each dot represents a snapshot of the position of each player taken every 1-10 seconds.

Some of the players experienced interesting events, such as seeing a marching band with Stanford students dressed as pine trees play on campus. Another player found something even more interesting:

Final Game Results

Again, red completely won over blue! It was an epic battle filled with kids and bikes and many points.

You can see a replay of the games in the video below!

MapAttack at WhereCamp 2011 from aaronpk on Vimeo. Thanks to Sam Churchill for contributing video footage!

Bring MapAttack to your city, school or company!

Want to bring a game to your school or company? Contact us at mapattack at geoloqi dot com or here and we’ll be glad to help you out! You can also follow @playmapattack on Twitter for the latest games and news! We’ll be bringing it to more campuses and cities starting in June 2011.

Giant Thanks!

Again, giant thanks to Aaron Parecki and Kyle Drake for development and Patrick Arlt for design. Enormous thanks to Reid Beels and Audrey Eschright for helping keep the server stable during Friday’s game! Making a game like this has been a dream of mine since WhereCamp Portland 2008. It’s great to see it come to life!