It is a platform for controlling people’s location information. Tell it (directly or via a third party application built on FireEagle’s APIs) where you are (give it specific lat/long, or a city name, or a zip code, etc.) and it will note your location. Alternatively, users with GPS phones (or other GPS device) could set it to periodically update FireEagle with geo information.
The other details about FireEagle:
- Written in Ruby on Rails
- Open APIs
- Developed with the help of dozens of developers—so apps should be ready at launch.
Arrington says that this service will be perfect for integration with products like Flickr for easier geotagging as well as placeblogging platforms.