Showing posts from November, 2009

Fun with Layars

Last night I installed Layar on my phone, and had some fun checking out the twitter and wikipedia layers. So I signed up for an API key, and 30 seconds later saw a tweet mentioning the California Data Camp . Perfect! After a rare and blissful sleep-in, I wandered over to see what was going on at Citizen Space, thinking I'd try get a proof of concept demo showing some City of SF data in Layar. Turns out, despite a number of interesting conversations taking precedence over my coding, I managed to get a simple demo working, and even win Honorary Mention (and an iPod touch) for my efforts. And a couple of Layars (crime data and handicapped parking spaces) are just waiting for publishing approval from Layar, and will hopefully be available in a few hours. Just search for "datasf" in your Layar app. Since GeoDjango was the reason I was able to get a mockup going so quickly, I thought I'd just write a few short notes on the steps I took