Fire Eagle

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Fire Eagle
Fire Eagle logo
Web address http://www.fireeagle.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Location-based services
Registration Required
Available language(s) English
Owner Yahoo!
Launched August 12, 2008
Current status Closed February 2013

Fire Eagle was a Yahoo! owned service that stores a user's location and shares it with other authorized services.[1] It was created at Yahoo! Brickhouse by a team which included among others Evan Henshaw-Plath[citation needed], Tom Coates, Simon Willison, Jeannie H. Yang, Mor Naaman, Seth Fitzsimmons, Simon King, and Chris Martin.

A user could authorize other services and applications to update or access this information via the Fire Eagle API, allowing a user to update their location once and then use it on any Fire Eagle enabled-website. The intention of Fire Eagle was to serve as a central broker for location data.[2] Services which supported Fire Eagle included Pownce, Dopplr, Brightkite and Moveable Type.[3][4]

The Fire Eagle service was one of the first sites to use the OAuth protocol to connect services together.

Fire Eagle has closed as of February 2013.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Kiss, Jemima (13 August 2008). "Yahoo launches Fire Eagle location tool". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ MG Siegler (12 August 2008). "Yahoo pushes its location platform Fire Eagle out of the nest so it can spread its wings". VentureBeat. 
  3. ^ Schofield, Jack (13 August 2008). "Yahoo finally launches Fire Eagle, but you can hide". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Boulton, Clint (13 August 2008). "Yahoo Fire Eagle Lands as Location-Aware Platform". eWeek. 
  5. ^ Tom Coates. "It's a bit sad that @fireeagle has finally gone down. Still, never mind, onwards and upwards.". 
  6. ^ Fire Eagle (7 February 2013). "Fire Eagle is down at the moment.". Twitter. 

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