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- Android phone software to follow people and events in real-time from multiple services. Uses data from Brightkite, Shizzow, Upcoming and others.
- Get maps and information about your favorite stars, plus view maps. Get star, planetarium, and observatory information.
- Mashup of Google maps and local Twitter trends from Happn.in. This map will show the top 10 trending phrases in over 80+ major cities around the world.
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