18 March 2006 · About 1 minute read


Checkmates is a mobile + social + mapping app that maps where your friends are geographically. As you move around, your phone plots your position against a streetmap image tile. This image tile is then uploaded to Flickr and geotagged, so your friends network can quickly see where you are.

Although a prototype, Checkmates looks like a fairly nice application of mobile social tech. Currently, the MIDlet is only available to US users.