Six Apart

LightPole's Geotagging Comes to Movable Type

Next Story

Nimbuzz aims at mobile and social networks to turn the screw on Skype

Six Apart, creator of the blogging platform Movable Type, has partnered with LightPole, a mobile application provider. The two companies have co-developed a plugin for Movable Type that will allow bloggers to geo-tag their posts, create geo-located Points of Interest, and publish content through LightPole channels to mobile phones.

The plugin brings Movable Type to two distinct (and important) markets: Geo-enabled websites and location-based phone services. These features could be a boon to bloggers, especially those that write about real-world locales, such as restaurants or landmarks. They may also help writers reach a much larger audience through mobile phones.

The news comes soon after LightPole’s implementation of Yahoo’s geo-information platform FireEagle last month.

blog comments powered by Disqus