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Really enjoying BuddyCloud

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Having resurrected and unlocked my N95 8GB and thus been able to use it on Vodafone, I’ve been playing with BuddyCloud over the past few days and I have to say, it rocks.

Whilst it’s only beta at the moment, I think it’s set to rival the best of them. Think Jaiku, Palringo, Twitter, mashed together on a decent mobile client.

I’m going to do a bigger piece on it shortly, but if you’ve got a symbian handset sitting around, I strongly recommend downloading the service and playing around with it — go here and grab the SIS file.

When you login, look for the group Mobile Industry Review — it’s a public chat room and I will most probably be in there. Say hi and let me know what you think about BuddyCloud.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

8 replies on “Really enjoying BuddyCloud”

Buddycloud uses bluetooth to do proximity searching with nearby users. You can enable or disable this in Options -> Settings -> User Settings (positioning tab)

When you have bluetooth enabled in your positioning tab we do the following:

1. every 5 minutes, wake up all BT receivers for 20s
2. search for other BT beacons
3. push beacons back to the location butler
4. then if you are at an “unnamed place” on o2 and I am at “Starbucks” on Vodafone, and we “see” each other via Bluetooth, you also appear at “Starbucks”

Sorry for the confusion. I'll write up a FAQ on this.

Buddycloud uses bluetooth to do proximity searching with nearby users. You can enable or disable this in Options -> Settings -> User Settings (positioning tab)

When you have bluetooth enabled in your positioning tab we do the following:

1. every 5 minutes, wake up all BT receivers for 20s
2. search for other BT beacons
3. push beacons back to the location butler
4. then if you are at an “unnamed place” on o2 and I am at “Starbucks” on Vodafone, and we “see” each other via Bluetooth, you also appear at “Starbucks”

Sorry for the confusion. I'll write up a FAQ on this.

Buddycloud uses bluetooth to do proximity searching with nearby users. You can enable or disable this in Options -> Settings -> User Settings (positioning tab)

When you have bluetooth enabled in your positioning tab we do the following:

1. every 5 minutes, wake up all BT receivers for 20s
2. search for other BT beacons
3. push beacons back to the location butler
4. then if you are at an “unnamed place” on o2 and I am at “Starbucks” on Vodafone, and we “see” each other via Bluetooth, you also appear at “Starbucks”

Sorry for the confusion. I'll write up a FAQ on this.

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