Tag Archives: GeoChat

Polka’s Emergency Card iPhone App

Mike Kirkwood over at Polka.com is our hero of the day.  Mike responded to the request I posted yesterday asking for iPhone developers for a worthwhile SMS GeoChat App that InSTEDD is working on. I owe him a big thanks for stepping up to the plate.  We’ll be sure to let you know what these folks come up with but in the mean time why not head over to the iTune’s App Store and check out his Emergency Card App?

Thanks again, Mike!

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InSTEDD needs an iPhone developer for a great App

Eduardo Jezierski over at InSTEDD is looking for a developer to help build an SMS GeoChat iPhone App.  It seems that SMS GeoChat has begun to draw some attention even though it is pre-Beta.  For those of you interested in volunteering your time (that’s right, volunteering) please email me at aidworkerdaily@gmail.com.

This is a fairly cool app that they are working on and I am proud to say I had a little hand in some of the design aspects.  I am most excited about the fact that aid workers will now be able to send their coordinates from a Thuraya via SMS to a group of email addresses and the recipients will be able to view the sender’s location in Google Earth, Google Maps, Live Earth, etc.

The GeoChat solution

I just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on building out InSTEDD’s GeoChat platform to bring you a viable Twitter-like solution for sat phone users. I was introduced to Eduardo Jezierski and Daniel Cazzulino of InSTEDD through Evan, Mikel, Schuyler and Jesse (Many thanks to you all!) on Wednesday and since that time we have been working steadily to create a tool that will allow any Thuraya user to send their GPS coordinates via SMS and have it arrive as attachment in a designated recipient’s inbox. Daniel and Eduardo have been doing an amazing job and within 24hrs they had the server end up and running. As soon as we have something viable I will be sure to let you all know.

In the mean time check out http://www.teddster.org/ to get a taste of things to come.