We are always
looking for interesting ways that others have used Tag for themselves or
is a startup website out of Arizona, that serves two different purposes: a
mobile community and a directory listings site. The greatest feature is the
community behind the directory listings.
other location-based networks, where people use GPS to locate their
whereabouts, they will scan Microsoft Tags to identify their location.
Locations are able to sign up with IAmAt.mobi to create a listing for them in
the directory. Location based networking is very popular right now and we are
happy to see that Tag has made its way into this area.
Users are able
to rate each listing, comment, share and much more. The site is currently
limited to locations in Arizona, however, it’s a very creative implementation
of Tag, which is expected to grow.
about using Microsoft Tag with location based networking is that it makes the
experience more interactive. As the user has to scan a Tag before they are able
to interact with the community or provide their location.
If you want to
know about a restaurant you are visiting and they have an IAmAt sign in front,
you scan the Microsoft
Tag on the sign with your mobile phone and you will be directed to
the listing. On the page, you can rate and comment on the location. You will
also be able to communicate with your favorite social networking sites about
the location right from your mobile phone.
Below is an example of an I Am At sign that
would be placed at a location. They are pretty big and can’t really be missed.
Snap the Tag and you will see that you are taken to the location page and can
rate, comment and soon share on your current social networks
Microsoft Tag is available to all. To create your own tag,
simply go to http://tag.microsoft.com
and start spreading the joy. Just remember to let us know how you are using Tag
so we can showcase it on our blog. If you’re a developer interested in
more information about Tag API, please visit the Microsoft Tag
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