Now a lot advise doing mashups where you suck in different data from other providers through what is called open API (application programming language) to augment your offering while you bring-on presumable you own user data. Problem with that is two things (both can be fatal), a) using API slows down your software and which api's (content) do you choose.
What I have been spending my time on, and I'd be interested in your thoughts about it are two things
- SMS access to send/receive match messages based on proximity/interests (interests are determined by use of #hashtags).
- Mobile smartphone version.
Further, I am targeting HG at what they call "bottom of pyramid" play where bring HG's geosocial features to low end mobile handsets where most of need and ironically action is anyway. (The numbers on usage of low end handsets in developing countries is astounding)
Farmers in Kenya or S.America can find each other, form co-op and together build markets for their product. A farmer's tweets via SMS will appear on HG map at farmers location. Someone interested can zoom in by country to see what available/offered by HG users. So Farmers can connect to each other AND to anyone outside via interent.
I also own the domain name Http://next2.us.
I am thinking of rebuilding HG from bottom up via SMS/Mobile under that domain name.
Do you text much?
If you could send simple text message #have and it works with any second #hashtags, that can be private or public and exchanged with friends automatically based on each user's proximity/privacy settings and the #hashtags they selected would you use it.
When it is ready for testing any chance you'd know group to exchange messages with that could help test software by using it. As you know I built HG for use in helping me find good local food but it can be used for wide range of applications through its simple use of #hashtags. And, since you can send messages privately you can use it to only exchange messages with others that only used your exchange same hashtag.
They can do it today by integrating their
Do you know any chef's that have
If you are chef or sell to chef's and want to use SMS, and Hungry Garden to exchange tweets with local food cooks and suppliers please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send details