Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest

  • @brady

Seattle, Washington

Areas of Expertise:

  • web 2.0
  • emerging technology
  • location
Brady Forrest is Chair of O'Reilly's Where 2.0 and Emerging Technology conferences. Additionally, he co-Chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Berlin and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web
by Brady Forrest, Ben Lorica, Roger Magoulas, Andrew Turner
June 2009
Ebook: $399.00

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iPhoning His Way To Retirement

January 22 2010

My friend Eugene Lin wanted some iPhone App Store money. So he made one iPhone app that was eventually accepted, then another that was rejected and then he found a hit with the racy Peek-a-boo. Along the way he learned the ins and outs of the App Store approva process… read more

Google Shrinks Another Market With Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation

October 29 2009

Google has announced a free turn-by-turn navigation system for Android 2.0 phones such as the Droid. Read more about the features of Google Maps Navigation. read more

Max For Live: Making Musicians Into Programmers

October 27 2009

Ableton's Live is one of the top music creation and performance platforms out there. It is a complete music suite with instruments, sound management and a performance interface. It is used by DJs, bands, and hobbyists. At a cost of several hundred dollars Live is within reach of most tech-savvy… read more

Snow Leopard Is Location-Aware

October 15 2009

Shortly after installing Snow Leopard I saw the first evidence of the new location services built into the operating system. I got the new version of Clarke, a Fire Eagle updater. After the install a window appeared that asked me if I wanted to share my location with an application.… read more

Burning Man Gets an API (and a Whole Lot More)

August 26 2009

An API! SMS! Foursquare! An iPhone app! They are all coming to Burning Man this year. Will the festival be the same? The annual tech-art festival in the Nevada desert, starts on Sunday. Normally the attendees leave their phones and laptop behind, but this year that may not be the… read more

Developers Create Unofficial Find My iPhone API

July 16 2009

The iPhone is correctly credited with bringing location services to the consumer. It started at launch with Google Maps. It kicked into hyper-drive with the launch of the App Store (there are now over 2800 location-enabled apps - via Skyhook). However, there is still a step to go, the iPhone… read more

What the iPhone 3GS and 3.0 OS Means for Geo Devs

June 09 2009

Yesterday's announcements around the iPhone 3GS and new 3.0 OS were significant to consumers and developers. Here are some of the changes that will make geo devs happy. Google Maps Views (Mapkit) - Developers can now take advantage of Google Maps within their apps. This means that you no longer… read more

Locavore's Open Data

April 24 2009

Buster McLeod is taking an "open data" policy towards his latest project, Locavore the iPhone app, by revealing the first month's stats. Locavore is a great app that helps you eat locally by showing you what produce is in season near you and what farmer's markets you can buy it… read more

PhoneGap, the Mobile Platform Democratizer

April 08 2009

Phonegap is an opensource development framework for mobile platforms. It allows developers to build native apps in HTML and JavaScript. Currently PhoneGap works for the iPhone and Android, but Blackberry and other OSs are on the way. You can get PhoneGap from Github or Google Code. There are eighteen iPhone… read more

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Webcast: Web 2.0 Expo Preview
April 22, 2010

Insider Tips for Submitting a Winning Proposal to Web2Expo
March 29, 2010

Webcast: Where 2.0
March 10, 2010
The idea of constantly-updated community maps are now the norm and the modifications are constant. The base data of the map you are looking at could have been updated in the past couple of days in time those updates will be instantaneous. The data layered...