Tweet your location day-of. My website scans twitter on 3 minute intervals and pulls out relevant time and location information.
Formats I parse:
- Intersections: Adams and Wacker
- Addresses: 10 W Marker St
- Buildings: IUPI, Recats, Pyramids, etc.
- 600 W – #600w #600, you know where, etc.
- various others
You can specify a time range (like 11:00am-2:00pm) or say something like “until 2:00pm” otherwise I assume you will be at a location for 2 hours. How I determine the start time is kinda complicated, but if it’s in the morning you don’t specify a start time, I assume lunch (11:30-1:30). If it’s in the afternoon, I assume it starts when your tweet is received.
Make sure you don’t phrase the tweet as an ‘@’ reply when sending out your location. I (and your followers) will not see it unless we follow the person you are replying to. An example
- PREFER: We are at 10 W Marker St
- DON’T PREFER: @GrouponIndy We are coming your way today.
Also, its best not to include two addresses in a tweet. For instance, “Leaving Clark and Washington; Heading to Madison and Wacker”
If you send tweets with geolocation data in them, I can pinpoint your exact position. I turn this feature on per-truck, so contact me if you plan to do this.