Cimarrones, a NYC based company recently released, Tag and Scan, a mobile phone application (written in Java) that allows people to digitally tag physical locations with text and images, presumably with camera equipped phones. Although the system is only up and running in the UK at the moment, the system reminds me a bit of late 90s desktop apps like Third Voice and Gooey (RIP) and a lot like GPSter and GeoNotes and scores of similar physical space annotating apps and projects. The system has billing built in – which I’m not crazy about – and each tag costs a specified number of credits. I really want these kinds of apps to be free, so I’m not so into the whole corporate takeover this outlines, but hopefully the open source versions will win out in the end. Please add your space annotation projects links to this entry.


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