JULY 09, 2013

Share your current location using Longitude.me


Today I'm releasing a new website, called longitude.me.

With it, you can create "longitude links" which you can share with people in order to see each others current geographic position. The visitors' positions are updated live in real-time while you're looking at the page.

So if you're meeting up with someone downtown, in the park, or anywhere else, and you need to know their location (or want to share yours), just send them a Longitude link! Or maybe you're going on a road-trip with more than one car, and you want to be able to see where the others are? Use longitude.me to share your location :)!

Since it's just a website (and no need to download some clunky app) and should work on any smartphone, it's super easy to just send a link to your friends whenever you need to see each others position.

I've been using the site with my friends for a while, and found it really useful, but I'd love to get more feedback on it! You can comment on the blog, send me e-mail at my-first-name@this-domain, or tweet me.

I should also add that I've tested out the site quite extensively using iOS where it should work fine, but unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to use it much on Android. Therefore, there could be some Android-related bugs that I'll need to grind out.

Try it out yourself! Go share your location
(works best on a smartphone)


JANUARY 23, 2013

Releasing Whatismyzip.com

Every now and then, I find myself in need to know the ZIP code for the location where I'm at. Usually this is when I'm at the office, visiting my parents, or similar, and I'm about to order something.

I realized that combining HTML5's GeoLocation API with the Google Maps API, I could build a small website to solve this problem.

The result of this is called What is my zip? (use a smartphone or other device with GPS for best result).

All the functionality was built in one hour on a train between Stockholm and Uppsala, and then I spent a couple of hours designing it. Beeing a small hack, I'm quite pleased with the result :).

See it in action, go find out your zip code
(works best on a smartphone)



Jonatan Heyman My name is Jonatan Heyman, and I'm a programmer. On this blog I write about programming, the web and technology. I also listen to a large number of indie pop tunes. You can read more about me on the about page.



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