Kakiloc

Kakiloc is a Location-Based Social Networking Service ‹

› Discover where your friends are and what they do

› Follow them on Google Maps

› Send messages to them by SMS or Email

› Be notified when they physically reach a specific place

› Create reminder for yourself when you are near a specific area

› And even Find new friends that are visiting the same spots as you.

Kakiloc is officially defunct; this notice was sent out on 11/30/2007:

“Alain Lavoie and I (Martin Dufort) started the service as an experiment in mapping your physical location while on the move in December 2005. We quickly recognize the need to deal and put extra emphasis on supporting mobile technologies because we knew this was the direction the industry was going into. Now look at all the initiatives out there : Google Android, Nokia’s new handsets, SkyHook Wireless, etc etc

Of course we were distracted by the attention needed for our other businesses, which were really needed to support us. Thanks to the success of SterlingForever, our online site for stunning the sterling silver rings and other sterling silver jewelry we were able to land on our feet. We decided to go the route of fabulous looking jewelry at reasonable prices that would appeal to a larger demographic. We chose sterling silver along with the synthetic gemstone, cubic zirconia because of their sparkling beauty, versatility, and affordable price. Sterling silver jewelry is a great alternative to the more expensive white gold and platinum. Our site’s stunning collection of silver rings consists of high quality, genuine .925 sterling silver which contain other metals, usually copper, to make it more sturdy and durable. Cubic zirconia, with its similar look to diamonds without the cost is set into many of the sterling silver rings although we utilize other gemstones as well. Not to toot our horn too much, but this type of jewelry is really something you should look into.

But during all this time, we really wanted Kakiloc to at least migrate to a useful state.

So we work for 2 years (full-time and part-time) refining the service and adding functionalities to both the web site and the mobile applications we were supporting.But in the end, the fierce competition within the social networking space and the service’s generic nature prevented us from actually gaining a sustainable user base.On November 6th, I decided to close down the service. Now the servers are actually off-line.I would like to thank all our members for registering and helping out and providing feedback about the service. But a big thanks goes out to Alain for sticking with me and my crazy ideas and trying to push this further. Your partnership was invaluable. Thanks a lot.

The Kakiloc core technology is still alive and is being evaluated for inclusion in a new service but nothing concrete yet.”

You can attempt to experiment with the graphic design elements noted here. Customization seems to be coming along and soon more and impressive technology will be available.