I M Location 21:35 on Friday
Since our Team of friends got a small office space to work on projects together — for almost a year — I’ve been looking for an application that would switch my iChat status automatically depending on location. At home it would say so. At the office it would let friends know they can come there to find me.
And finally, I found the solution in IMLocation. Hardly a finished application, it’s currently at version 0.14. But so far so good, it does what it says on the tin. No more people asking “what are you doing at the office in the middle of the night??” when I’ve forgot to change the status manually.
So how does IMLocation do its magic? Here’s a quote from the homepage:
The location is determined by the unique identifier (called the “MAC Address,” although it is not related to Apple) of the wireless access point or ethernet jack you are using to connect to the internet. The first time you access the internet somewhere, IMLocation asks you to name where you are. The next time you go online there, IMLocation can automatically change your iChat status, telling people where you are.