Last night twitter released their next batch of API improvements, of course the one that caught my eye was …
“[NEW] /account/update_location.[xml|json] – sets the location for the
authenticated user to the string passed in a “location” parameter.
Nothing fancy, no geocoding or normalization. Just putting this out
there so developers can start playing with how geolocation might fit
into their Twitter applications.”
… which is nice as it’s just thrown in there as a ‘what if’ type of thing. There’s no direct reason for twitter to have location stuff, (well no more than Flickr I guess) but everyone knows that everyone wants it.
It’d be great if you didn’t have to update twitter yourself and there was something else out there that could do it for us.
Read the rest of “Twitter API updates, FireEagle and new Flickr API fun” for more on Twitter’s location API, FireEagle, and Flickr’s not-a-geocoder.