hello, i'm not sure if anyone else has written back to you from the
Open Guide, but...
On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 04:03:45PM +0100, Designer Sale UK wrote:
We are mentioned on your site, but the person who has
put us on there is
unsure of who we are and what we do:
Each page is publically editable so if you like you can correct and
expand the entry yourselves; there is an 'Edit this page' link on the
i don't know if this might interest you, we have been plugging the
Guide into a 'captive portal' service for open wireless networks. This
means, if someone chooses to share or re-broadcast their wireless network
connection, when people in local cafes etc connect to it, they see a
'splash page' showing local information from the Guide and other
sources before they connect to the internet.
shows an early prototype of
this service, a nicer-looking version of this page would be the
splash page on the wireless network.
The practical upshot of this is a way to do a friendly kind of
'advertising' of your business and others nearby, that people can add
reviews to, that would be seen by anyone nearby taking out a wireless
laptop (of which there is a fair bit around brick lane, i guess)
We definitely need to find more people - local cafes and shops -
to host a 'node' on the open wireless network, which we'd help look
after. I wonder if you'd be interested in this or if you might be
prepared to talk to local fellow businesses about it...
This is a bit of a shot in the dark, excuse me if i'm getting carried