I'm looking for a web application that will update my Google Latitude location every time I update my Yahoo Fire Eagle location. I checked the Fire Eagle application gallery and didn't find anything that would do this.

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For anything that requires cross-app integration, I use IFTTT which stand for IF This, Then That. It allows you to create recipes which are basically a set of actions consisting of a Trigger and an Action (to be taken on Trigger) for Channels which are apps that it supports (like Facebook or Gmail or WordPress or Date and Time, you get the idea).

As for your particular case, they don't have a Channel for Google Latitude of FireEagle yet. You can contact them, though.

FireEagle -> FourSquare

Okay, so I thought about it and came upon the idea of using a middleman. You can use FireCheckIn to integrate FireEagle and FourSquare. That was easy.

FourSquare -> Latitude

While IFTTT does have a for FourSquare, it doesn't for Latitude, so it can't be of any help. After Googling, I found this post which tells you how to connect the two.

If that doesn't work, you can use IFTTT, though in a different way. You can use the FourSquare Channel to output the check-ins to a text file in Dropbox or a message in Evernote, from where you can search for integration into Latitude.

List of Channels

While isn't relevant to your question, I am proud that I came up with the code to extract this within 20 minutes considering I'm a newbie to JS:-

For a full list of IFTTT's currently supported channel, here you go:-

  • Yeah, I should have mentioned that I already looked there. Unfortunately, even though they have some things like Foursquare on there, it doesn't do anything with locations yet.
    – pidge
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 20:05
  • @pidge You can request them to do so, though. They've been adding a lot of new stuff lately. If there's no other answer, can you still accept mine, please? Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 10:14
  • OK, now I should definitely get the bounty :) Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 12:28
  • Well, I should have checked before I awarded the bounty, but I think your directions go the wrong way (from Latitude to Fire Eagle). And FireCheckIn doesn't exist any more. 'A' for effort though?
    – pidge
    Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 20:43
  • @pidge Well, the repo's still there on GitHub ( github.com/johl/FireCheckIn ), but sorry if I wasn;t of any help. I don't really use any of the services. Why can't you just use one? Commented Oct 14, 2012 at 11:49

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