Fire Eagle, Meet Facebook

To be honest, I haven’t been paying close attention to Yahoo’s Fire Eagle geolocation service, but since I reported on it a year ago it’s accumulated 70 applications that use it, integrating Fire Eagle location data with everything from Movable Type to the SPOT Satellite Messenger to whereyougonnabe (previously: 1, 2). But with Friends on Fire, their new Facebook application, their profile may well go up a bit. More here.

I have to say I like the approach of using a single service to update your location on many different devices and platforms; I’m just not sure that the case for broadcasting your location has been made yet.