“Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a ‘major revamp’ of MobileMe, including a ‘locker’ that will stream movies and TV shows to iPhones and iPads,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac. “We’ve learned that Apple is going far beyond this. The company is looking to add a ton of ambitious cloud computing features to MobileMe — possibly in anticipation of a streaming-only iPhone.”
Among the many services Apple is working on are:
• A live video-streaming service like Ustream
• A location-based check-in system like Gowalla or Foursquare
• A geo-tagging system codenamed ‘Tokens’ that tags real-world locations, like Facebook Places on steroids.
Kahney reports, “‘The concept is that you would have you[r] own website that’s dynamic, all based on what you are doing at that moment,’ said our source. ‘Apple thinks of it as having a webserver in your pocket… everything will be dynamically updated to MobileMe.’ …Tokens (the name is temporary) allows users to tag GPS locations with information, tips and interesting photos. Users can see what tokens others have left behind. The information could be restaurant reviews, meal recommendations, special deals offered by retailers, or photos of events that took place there.”
Much more in the full article here.