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wwallo is a tag cloud for wherever you happen to be.


WHY?

Wouldn't it be cool if locations were tagged just like websites?

If you're stuck in traffic or wandering through an unfamiliar place,
your location is tagged by what people have been saying around you.
Maybe they're in a frenzy about an accident that has traffic at a
standstill or ranting about some local event. Maybe the buzz is
about the outbreak of the zombie plague (in which case you should
get out of there ASAP :)


WHAT AND WHY?

wwallo is a twitter client and an excuse to experiment with (the
kickass) WebMachine, jQuery (and a lot of awesome jQuery plugins)
and the geolocation features of Google Gears.

wwallo geolocates the client by using Google Gears (tested with the
web browser on an Android phone and firefox on Mac OS X and Ubuntu).
If Gears is not installed, wwallo falls back to using the IP address
to lookup the client's location. Finally, if the client source IP
address is within the private range, wwallo resorts to using its
public IP address.


DEMO

Test server, may not always be available:

    http://tinyurl.com/wwallo


DEPENDENCIES

rfc4627 JSON parser: http://hg.opensource.lshift.net/erlang-rfc4627/archive/default.tar.gz

egeopip: http://code.google.com/p/egeoip/source/checkout


HOWTO

1. Download and build rfc4627 and egeoip.

2. Download the GeoLite database from MaxMind and place it in the egeoip/priv directory:

    cd egeoip/priv
    wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz

3. Check out wwallo and build.  mochiweb is set to listen on port
8585. The port can be changed in src/wwallo_sup.erl.

    cd wwallo
    make

4. Create symbolic links to the directories of the dependencies.

    mkdir deps
    cd deps
    ln -s /path/to/webmachine # webmachine contains the ebin directory
    ln -s /path/to/rfc4627    # rfc4627 contains the ebin directory
    ln -s /path/to/egeoip     # egeoip contains the ebin directory


5. Start the server:

    ./start-dev.sh

6. Open your browser:

    http://localhost:8585/


COMPONENTS

WebMachine: http://webmachine.basho.com/
jQuery: http://jquery.com/
Google Gears: http://gears.google.com/
egeoip: http://code.google.com/p/egeoip/
Erlang rfc4627 JSON parser: http://www.lshift.net/blog/2007/02/17/json-and-json-rpc-for-erlang
Erlang stemmer: http://github.com/klajo/hacks/blob/master/stem/src/stem_en.erl
WebMachine static resource: http://bitbucket.org/bryan/wmexamples/

jQuery Plugins:
jquery.corner: http://malsup.com/jquery/corner/
jGrowl: http://stanlemon.net/projects/jgrowl.html
jquery.loading: http://plugins.jquery.com/project/loading
jquery.selectbox: http://www.brainfault.com/jquery-plugins/jquery-selectbox-replacement/
jquery.tagcloud: http://code.google.com/p/jquery-tagcloud/

This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from http://maxmind.com/


Any remaining code written by me can be used under the MIT license:

Copyright (c) 2009 Michael Santos <michael.santos@gmail.com>

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