Tom Coates, head of the Fire Eagle team has released Fire Eagle out of private beta. With this release, anyone with an existing Yahoo account can now take their locations to various web services with full control on how and where their location data is shared.
Fire Eagle is a location-awareness service complete with geo-tagging features. Fire Eagle will help both general Yahoo users and web application developers. For users, it’ll provide a simple interface to manage location information, setting how and with whom to share their location information. Users can fully authorize web, mobile or desktop applications to automatically update their locations or they can update it manually. Users can also opt out of the service anytime they wish to, and Fire Eagle will stop updating their services.
On the other hand, for developers, Fire Eagle makes it easier for them to make geo-location services in their application without the need to build the infrastructure to make this service possible.