Fire Eagle: Open location for all

fireeagle_betalogo_final_smallIf you're at ETech today, you probably heard Tom Coates announce the developer beta launch of Fire Eagle. We are excited to be releasing Fire Eagle by invitation to developers now.

Fire Eagle is an open location services platform offering web, mobile, and desktop developers a simple way to build new location-based applications while also ensuring that consumers have complete control over their data, including how, when and where their location is made available. Want to easily make your site responsive to a user's location? Or, maybe you've found a way to capture someone's location and you want to find cool apps to plug it into? By doing the heavy lifting and connecting you to a community of geo-developers, Fire Eagle makes it easier to build location-aware services.

If you're attending ETech, come talk to us. You can spot us by our stylish t-shirts or find us at the Yahoo! booth. To find out more about how Fire Eagle works or whip up a Fire Eagle application of your own, come to our Birds of a Feather session Wednesday evening to meet our engineers. (At ETech we'll be meeting Wednesday evening at 10pm, in Balboa in the South Tower.)

Also, if you're going to SXSW in Austin, Texas this weekend, we're having a little afternoon party with the folks from Flickr. You can come and join in our Afternoon Delight Sunday, March 9, at the Iron Cactus in Austin.

Ride the Fire Eagle!

Jeannie Yang
Fire Eagle Team