May 2009 Pervasive 2009

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Two weeks ago I was at LoCA 2009 where we had a
presentation from the CEO of

They have spun out a LBS technology (placeengine) from
Sony. They spoke of their many applications and systems developed
to date.
They are a company based in Tokyo, Japan,
a spin off from Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.,
that provides PlaceEngine, a locationware platform
that estimates a user's location by sensing nearby wireless
LAN signals.

At the time they didn't have any apps in the US iPhone store
but now they do. "Oedo Yokai" is a book on the Japanese
"Yokai" (Sprites and Spirits). It is a collection of "Yokai" stories
associated with the areas near the subway stations of the Oedo
Line in Tokyo, Japan. You can also summon Netsuke sculptures
of each "Yokai" in the book and collect them at your leisure.

Tokyo, JPN - May 19, 2009 - Koozyt announced today the release of
their new iPhone/iPod touch application called "Oedo Yokai" on the
App Store as of May 15, 2009. Oedo Yokai is an application that
introduces stories of the Japanese Yokai. The contents were created
under the supervision of Dr. Hiro Kubota and art direction was
provided by graphic arts designer Atsushi Morioka. The application
supports both Japanese and English.

Oedo Yokai will be showcased at the O'Reilly Where 2.0 2009 Conference
that will be held in San Jose, CA.