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BigMapple Launch Connects Public Events to Twitter, Flickr Feeds

The launch of a new website allows users to experience New York City in a new way by placing public events on an interactive map that incorporates Twitter and Flickr geo-location feeds. The launch of BigMapple ( on December 7 received immediate buzz in the tech community for its innovative use of social media.

Brooklyn, NY, December 18, 2009 --( The dynamic nature of the content on BigMapple creates an experience that harnesses the constant cultural buzz of NYC and encourages residents and visitors alike to explore the city and engage in their communities. By incorporating social media and featuring profiles of New Yorkers into the site, BigMapple attempts to foster the sense of New York City as a diverse, yet unified community. Users may submit a brief questionnaire and photograph to be considered for placement on the site as a Featured New Yorker.

BigMapple is designed in a modular fashion using the Google maps API, so that it can easily be implemented in other cities and geographical regions.

Future plans for the development of BigMapple include:

Mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.
Incorporation of event calendars from cultural institutions and professional sports teams.
Additional search mechanisms.
An open API for use by developers.

About BigMapple: BigMapple was founded on October 7, 2009 in response to a call for submissions to New York City’s Bigapps contest. The Bigapps contest challenges developers to use public data in a website or mobile application in a creative, useful way. BigMapple and other submissions to this contest are viewable at Winners of this contest will be announced in early January.

Contact: Jennifer Baker at 917-476-3575, Jonathan Bourland at 914-439-6645, or write to

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