Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

SendMeHome with GWT

Category: GWT, Showcase

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SendMeHome lets you to assign a unique code, called a SendMeHome ID, to any physical item. We are launching our newest feature, Stories, which connects a group of people through an item as it travels the globe. Social networks such as Facebook mainly involve users communicating with their ‘friends’, SendMeHome is unique because it uses a real-world object to tell a story that enables interaction between new and like-minded people who may otherwise have never known of each other’s existence.

Our beta users have already created stories to write a collaborative novel, share cooking tips, discuss political events, and even transport a statue to Easter Island.

The site uses GWT components and integrates with services such as good ole Google Maps. You can check out a story. Having a code associated to items is a lot of fun (read: Webkinz) and seems to be something that can be useful.

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and this is why all the teleco’s are freaking out at google over how much bandwidth they use. it’s because they provide mapping services to sites like this.

Comment by DarrenKopp — January 6, 2009

Looks very much like a Travelbug: http://www.geocaching.com/track/

Comment by BertrandLeRoy — January 6, 2009

and this is why all the teleco’s are freaking out at google over how much bandwidth they use. it’s because they provide mapping services to sites like this.

I read an article yesterday (I can’t find it now) that said that 98% of the traffic that goes through Google’s servers is video (youtube and Google Video).

Comment by MrMoo — January 7, 2009

So spam dropped to 2%? go Google!

Comment by iwein — January 8, 2009

“SendMeHome is unique because it uses a real-world object to tell a story that enables interaction between new and like-minded people who may otherwise have never known of each other’s existence.” – GREAT I love the idea

Comment by businesscards — January 13, 2009

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