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Fire Eagle v1.04

By Benjamin Trott
Posted March 6, 2008, in Web Services.


The Fire Eagle plugin for Movable Type connects your Movable Type profile to your account on Yahoo's Fire Eagle service, making your Movable Type install location-aware.

It adds your "Current Location" --pulled periodically from Fire Eagle-- to your profile, makes that location available for other plugins, and provides template tags that allow you to add your current location to your Movable Type-powered blog, including a map of where you're currently at. The plugin also adds Fire Eagle support to the Action Streams plugin, allowing you to share changes to your location in your streams.


Movable Type versions: 4.3



John Eckman on June 21, 2008, 10:17 a.m. Reply

Not sure if something changed recently, but my MT Action Stream has started to publish my complete address, not just the city - even thought that’s what my privacy settings say in FireEagle.

I set location via BrightKite, and then FireEagle (via Action Stream) posts it to my blog.

But recently, it shows full address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport - rather than just city Newburyport MA as settings indicate.

Let me know if there’s any info I can provide to help troubleshoot what’s going on.

Paul Robert Lloyd on June 19, 2010, 9:29 a.m. Reply

Can we expect an update for this plugin so that it works with Movable Type 5? I had to hack URLs to be able to get around the fact that the ‘connect with FireEagle’ dialog no long appears.

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