As the rush to location based app supremacy continues going from check-in to Twitter seems to be the default way to share your location status. Next up the obvious is to show your location on your blog for readers to stalk you, I mean to track your offline movements. Brightkite, Yelp, Whrrl and Google Latitude provide their own code for creating a location based widgets. Recently fans of two of the popular location based social networks/apps in 2010, Gowalla and Foursquare have created custom widgets allowing you to add your recent check-ins or favorite location to any website. Brightkite doesn’t call their location widget a widget but a wall because it shows all of the users who have visited a location but nevertheless it’s a widget.
Below are 6 Ways for you to show your offline location with location based app widgets.
1. Google Public Location Badge – http://www.google.com/latitude/apps/badge
2. Yelp – http://www.yelp.com/bling
3. Whrrl: http://whrrl.com/widgets (have multiple ways to embed locations/stores)
4. Gowalla via WP-Walla wordpress plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-walla/
5. FourSquare PlaceWidget for WordPress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/placewidget-for-wordpress/
6. Brightkite – http://brightkite.com/wall
Photo by Factoryjoe
Have you seen other location based widgets and would you add one to your site?