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Plazes Builds an iPhone Plazer

For the past few days, I’ve been buried under a flurry of press releases coming out of O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference, currently under way just south of San Francisco. Many of the ideas/apps/startups are boring, a few are interesting and a couple are, well, pretty good. I’ll write about them after I’ve had a chance to use them.

Meanwhile, one app that looks particularly interesting is the iPhone Plazer, from London-based social mapping startup Plazes, a company whose products I occasionally use. The app, downloaded to the iPhone, will take coordinates from the “location library” and automatically “plaze” you, which is just a company-branded way of saying that it will geo-tag your location via the mobile device. So far, Plazer software has been available only on PCs and Mac.

Founder Felix Peterson has promised an early preview of the app once the iPhone opens up. I will update the post later; in the meantime, check out the screenshots.

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5 Responses to “Plazes Builds an iPhone Plazer”

  1. Om,

    this is great stuff and I can’t wait to get the app. I’ve been using Plazes since 2004, a great service and great team. I keep track of Plazes I visited over time, it’s like a diary, exact location/address/date and what I did there. At the same time you can share your current or future location/activities with friends to meet up or just let them know where you are. On several occasions I had friends or acquaintances pinging me with “Hey, I see you are on Cologne, do you wanna meet up” and so on. I’m curious about the re-design and check it out at – if you are looking for some Plazes to grab a coffee or food in Mountain View, check out this group

    Talk to you soon and cheers,


  2. James

    This is really great! I’m looking forward to learn more about it. I’ve been also reading that they are planning to completely relaunch Plazes.