Chatting to Alan Levine yesterday we had a wee idea about putting ds106 participants on the map. I suggested that it might be an idea to use Audioboo. The RSS feeds from audioboo have location data that can be used in google map mashups. I know I already had the code to put my own Boos on a map. I had forgotten that I’ve also got a page that will map boos with any tag. For example this page will show all boos tagged ds106
I’ve recorded a boo that will show up on the map.
I’d like other ds106 participants to do the same. There are several ways to do this.
You can record a boo using the iPhone or android application. Make sure you tag it #ds106 in the description and that the phone picks up the location:
You can go to audioboo and record (needs flash) or upload an audio file there. Again make sure you tag with #ds106
You will need a free account to record boos that are limited to 3 minutes.
The ios app adds location data, I’d presume the android one would too. If you use the browser you can set the location.
I am wondering if this can be a mashup assignment, so easy it would only be one star.
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This will be fun! I must wait a week to do this until I am home
Neat idea! I’ll do one, though because I don’t like to give out my address to the whole world, I’ll just do it from some other part of the city. There’ll be one from Vancouver, BC as soon as I figure out how to use the audioboo app I downloaded awhile back!