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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Track locations with Fire Eagle

Get Started with Fire Eagle

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Yahoo Fire Eagle provides an online database which you can update with your latest geographical location. All of your social applications can access this centralized database for your geo-location instead of depending on you to log in to each one and update each one separately.

Why is Fire Eagle cool? Put simply, Fire Eagle takes care of all the geographical details so you don't have to. On top of that, Yahoo has built an administrative layer, so user's can hand-pick the people or applications accessing their updates.

There are many applications currently using Fire Eagle, with more to come ...including yours. In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of setting up a Fire Eagle application and accessing the Fire Eagle API. Fired up and ready fly? Let's go!

This article is a wiki. If you find some cool geo-location information while exploring Fire Eagle, describe your discoveries by adding them yourself.



What you'll need

Remainder of the Wiki is here: Fire Eagle How To