CRSchmidt has done some excellent prototype work on locative apps using Python for the Series 60 phones. What this does is allow someone with a Series 60 phone (e.g. Nokia 6600) and installed Python to enter their current location into their phone, which is then stored in a server database. You can see a simple effect to the right of this main website under "Current Location".
Beyond a neat hack, this would allow a person to:
- Track their current location, write blog entries, and later link up tracks, photos, etc.
- Inform loved ones, friends, etc. as to your whereabouts for purposes of meeting up, and or stalking
- Grab LBS (location based services) information about your current location. For example, when I mark that I'm in Wichita, Kansas I could then pull up a GeoBloggers listing of pictures and tours, a WikiTravel page, or perhaps a GoogleMap (without required GPS unit).
I've made some modifications to CRSchmidt's oroginal locate.py and locate.php scripts that allow a user to mark: "Name, City, Region, Country, Comments (like an entry), and even Tags (cafe, restaurant, museum, etc.). I will be uploading these shortly (still testing a little bit)
For even more information on Python on your phone check out PostNeo's Python Wiki.