[ejabberd] using PEP to share current location

Vincent BARAT vincent.barat at ubikod.com
Tue Jul 15 13:41:54 MSD 2008


We are doing something similar here at Ubikod: we basically develop a social networking application using ejabberd as the core XMPP server and Pubsub / PEP to share user location (among other things).

We are more than interested in communicating / standardizing / sharing experience around these topics.

Please can you provide us with a technical and commercial contact (email and/or JID) ?


PS: Is the ejabberd server support that you publish on  non standard nodes like 
'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc-prev' and 'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc-next'?

Simon Tennant a écrit :
> At Buddycloud we use Ejabberd to share a user's location.  We do this
> using PEP nodes that our location server component writes to.  Current
> we have the following nodes populated:
> current:  'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc'
> previous: 'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc-prev'
> next: 'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc-next'
> Data is written in using the User Geolocation XEP's
> (http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0080.html) format. Although we are
> only using the "locality" element, to save bandwidth (holds place name,
> "on the road", "Unnamed place in Paris" etc).
> I mention this because we see location sharing via XMPP in PEP nodes as
> very important in the future. I've searched around but not found anyone
> else doing this.  So I have two questions:
> 1. I want to put out a call here for other developers that may be
> thinking of doing this.  I would love to talk to you.  Ideally we would
> like to come up with a nice way to share real-time location information
> that works between XMPP clouds. I don't think this would even require
> any changes to the server, more us agreeing to standardise some PEP node
> names beyond only "http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc" that would cover
> future and previous locations.
> 2. Is PEP still the best way to share something like a real-time GPS
> coordinate feed between friends rosters?
> Thanks again for the great software.  I'm really grateful for the PEP
> help from Magnus.
> S.
> PS: if anyone is interested we have put our XMPP API online:
> http://blog.buddycloud.com/node/1
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