Nokia Chat + Plazes

Peter Rukavina wrote a very cool hack for Nokia Chat and Plazes over the weekend. Using a jabber bot, you can request Plazes places based on your location. Of course the results vary based on user submitted data, but the idea is quite compelling and something I would imagine we’ll see more of when Nokia integrates Plazes into the budding Ovi suite.

To get started you simply add to your buddy list and you should then see something like this:

Nokia Chat + Plazes: acknowledges my location, asks for more - Share on Ovi

You can then make your requests and see where the places are on the map. You can even add these locations as landmarks which is quite handy as well. In fact the landmark makes it possible to roundtrip the data back to Nokia Chat if you share your location within your presence.

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