Friday, September 3, 2010
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:30 AM
"So lets say you're in midtown Manhattan and you notice a building is on fire or something really important happening, you can send a "warny" out and people using the same network and in the area will get the notification/alert on their device. You can also subscribe to your favorite "zones" or areas of interest, for example if you want to follow any "warnies" in your hometown while you are away."
WMExperts has unearthed, from what I can tell, is a unique and somewhat peculiar geolocation-leveraging app for Windows Phone 7. There are not a lot of details on the developer's site yet, but the idea behind the app appears to be that you can send out "warnys", or alerts, from your phone that can be picked up by other phones in nearby proximity, or by phones that are "watching" the area you are sending the warny about or from. Alternatively, you can receive warnys from particular zones that you want to "watch". There are waryns pre-canned for particular topics (like a famous person arriving in a particular area) or you can create your own warny topic. Sound confusing? Well, head over to the link and have a look at the demo video from the developer. The Windows Phone 7 on screen interaction looks interesting (see the maps integration), and the potential is quite intriguing. Do we need more information bombarding our inboxes? Maybe, and if you are a future Windows Phone 7 user you may have to decide.