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Twellow Maps

The development team here at Twellow is pleased to announce the addition of a great new feature: Twellow Maps. Twellow Maps are a simple way for you to see where people who matter to you say they are, anywhere in the world.

If you’ve ever been browsing Twellow and wanted to know where a location is, like “Gaborone“, you can now just click the map icon next to the location and Twellow will provide a map, courtesy of the good folks at Google. You’ll see a pop-up that shows the user and their location on the map.

We’ve also included options for zooming, panning, and alternating between Map, Satellite, and Hybrid views. So if you think Gaborone (or Gabs as it’s affectionately known) sounds like a nice place to visit, then you can switch to the Satellite view to see the landscape.

The maps also identify and pinpoint users that are using the Twitter iPhone location feature. If you see a user that lists an iPhone coordinate, the map will show you where that is, so you don’t have to head on over to Google maps to paste it in. We do that all for you.

And if you find a user that says they’re located “all over the place“, then Google will do their best to guess where that is (I don’t think “all over the place” is strictly limited to Montana, but it’s a good guess!). For some locations nothing will be found, so we’ll let you know that, too.

So give it a try and see if it doesn’t make your work of finding and connecting with people who matter to you just a little bit easier, and a lot more fun!


Matthew Daines
Twellow Lead Developer

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4 Responses to “Twellow Maps”

  1. Melinda Gipson Says:

    Hey, Matt, I\’d like to take maybe 20 minutes and show you what MetaCarta is doing with NewsMaps. It was developed with Reuters, and I think it would be extremely helpful in mapping not just where your users say they are but where they may be twittering about. (Sometimes technology leads to awkward sentence structure ;-). If you could drop me a line and let me know when you\’re free, I\’d appreciate it. With your email address I can even send you a powerpoint. Also intend to write up Twello for my opportunopoly blog on (read by online newspaper publishrs). I\’d love a chat with whoever\’s running the show. Send contact info.

    Melinda G (Newzmaven on Twitter)

  2. Matthew Daines Says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Melinda. That sounds like something we might look into. I’ll run it by our team here.

    – Matthew

  3. Frank Says:

    Twellow rocks guys, and a map feature would be a nice addition. Keep up the good work.

  4. Matthew Daines Says:

    Thanks Frank! We actually just launched a map feature called TwellowHood. Read about it in the post found on the blog.

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