What Is This Thing?
lbs.tralfamadore.com is a location sharing service that lets you
provide your current location to the web sites you trust. It puts you totally in control of who can see where you are.
And unlike other "location federation" services, Tralfamadore
will never make you register or store your position on our servers.
Web sites can only see your location if you "opt-in" to let them.
What Devices Does It Work On?
Right now lbs.tralfamadore.com works on the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and
iPod Touch. You must be running firmware 2.0 in order to install the
required companion application, Locatable.
How Accurate Of A Location Gets Sent?
The maximum accuracy that can be saved by the Locatable application will vary
depending on your device's capabilities. For an iPhone 3G, it can be
within meters of your precise position, but of
course that varies based on where you are (indoors or outdoors, city
or country). In addition, we're working on ways to give you
flexibility about the accuracy level for sharing: for example, you
might want one site to know your exact position, and another to only
know what city you're in. Stay tuned for more.
How Do I Get It?
The beta version of Locatable is available now for jailbroken
devices, exclusively via the Cydia installer. Look for it in the
I Don't Have A Jailbroken Phone. Will This Be Available In The AppStore?
We hope so! It's early days now for the beta program, but as soon as we feel like we've
hit the major features that users want to see, we'd like to get the
word out. If you're interested in being a beta tester for this
version, please get in touch.
Do I Have To Sign Up?
No! That would sort of defeat the point of preserving your
privacy. The lbs.tralfamadore.com service is completely anonymous.
Is This Free?
Absolutely. The Locatable application and lbs.tralfamadore.com will
always be free for your private use.
You're Not Going To Serve Me Ads, Are You?
Nope. lbs.tralfamadore.com is simply a location sharing service.
It's up to you to decide who you want to share your location with, so
choose wisely. It's possible someone who has location-enabled their
service will want to serve you relevant ads based on your location,
but because of the way lbs.tralfamadore.com is designed, there will
always be an opt-in process so you stay in control.
I Have A Suggestion...
We'd love to hear it! You can reach Tralfamadore headquarters by sending email.