Mapping Above and Beyond

Maps break all the barriers…Who would have thought that maps and music can go together! Above and Beyond – Trance Around the World site has just released an interactive Google Map application that shows real-time twits referencing @aboveandbeyond tag from all over the world. The maps also shows locations of major trance music related events and comes loaded with plenty of options for sharing via Facebook and Twitter.

I recently started to listen to quite a lot of trance music on the internet – Above and Beyond weekly sessions in particular. Session #343 in my favourite so far. Now that I think about it, “spatial references” are very prominent on this site: “around the world”, “above and beyond”… so the map was a very logical addition!

This Week’s Wave Protocol Summit: Updates

We’ve just wrapped up day 3 of this week’s Wave Protocol Summit in San Francisco. Developers and industry partners have gathered from all over the world to discuss the architecture of Wave, opportunities for use in enterprise, government, and consumer technology, and the future of the open source project. The last few days have included a great mix of architecture presentations, technical discussions, and interesting demos using Wave technology (WaveLook, Novell Vibe,, and others).

Since the Wave in a Box announcement in September, progress has been rapid. We’ve recently added:

Wave in a Box “out of the box”

You can keep up to date by following the Progress Reports wave.

For the rest of this week we’ll be hacking on Wave in a Box, helping new contributors tackle some starter projects, resolving open issues, and adding even more functionality.

As a reminder, we’ll continue running at least through the end of the year. We’ve also recently introduced a wave export feature. In addition, we’re working on ways for you to access waves through Google Docs and we hope to share more on our progress soon.

If you’re following along from home, we’ll be sharing videos following the event — but please join us in the Wave Protocol group.

Posted by Dan Peterson, Product Manager