Introducing Locate Me ( & Friends )March 26 | Posted by John Geoffrey | Programming Tags: api, facebook, geolocation, geotagging, google maps, GPS, html5, locational
I’ve been busy working away on the next version of my locational Facebook app, now titled Locate Me ( & Friends ). The first version really was just a proof of concept and so now I really have just added some more functionality and made the whole thing actually user friendly.
Well, to a point. Namely I made it easier for the user to search for their friends locations (check ins) and show them on the map. It’s actually just a simple jQuery autocomplete() function with the data generated from Facebook graph API call, me/friends.
I have also started the basics work for display the checkin data, at the moment just the place name. I do intend it to have more of a Facebook look and feel for the pop up box at a later stage but I’m happy with just this right now.
Right now I deem the app at Version 0.2 and actually just writing it very organically. This is due to the whole thing being organic as it stemmed off a Facebook game that I am attempting to build, Empires. This means that from version to version I do feature test just take note of what I like, what I don’t like and what I want to do. Also means that I get my friends to test it and see if I have any trouble from a user interface problem to technical ones. Suggestions for Version 0.3 are welcome as I writing up the feature document for that at the moment.