April 15, 2003

I've been playing with Trepia a bit. The Trepia software is used as an imprompto instant messaging system based on people near your real physical location.

The Trepia software works with wifi to send out a signal that other Trepia users can pick up. If two Trepia users are near each other, a message will pop up telling them that someone is close by. They can then exchange IMs back and forth. I think it will be fun to try this at a larger geek gathering where there are several wifi users willing to play around.

There's only a Windows client at this time. I asked where the Mac & linux clients were and the CEO told me they were coming in the future once the Windows version takes off.

Cool stuff if you ask me.

Posted by michael at April 15, 2003 08:03 AM