A few months ago super green business directory, happyfrog.ca, merged with 3rdWhale, “a digital media company focused on providing tools, resources and innovative projects that help individuals the world over live a greener and healthier lifestyle.”
3rdWhale has been busy working on mobile tools such as their shiny new iPhone application and they’ll be celebrating its launch next week.
January is an exciting month for everyone at 3rdWhale! Not only are we excited about the inauguration of Obama, but we’re also launching our iPhone application in Vancouver!
… Our iPhone application is a location based service (LBS) that helps you make environmentally sustainable purchasing decisions while on the go by providing a directory of all the green businesses and services near you. As Obama brings hope to the policy and government pieces of a sustainable future, consumer choices play a role in creating change in business; the 3rdWhale Mobile application makes it easier for people to choose ‘green’. [3rdWhale]
They’ll have the top floor of Ceilis Irish Pub on Granville street on January 20th along with drinks, and the chance to win an iPod Touch. Since the inauguration is at 9:00am PT, they will record it and play it back to the party crowd that evening. You can RSVP here using Twitvite.
Update: On a related note, our friend Nadia of memelabs will be heading to Washington, DC for this momentous occasion and passed along some information about a contest they’re running.
Yesterday Vancouver, Canada-based memelabs launched Obama: Where were you?, an open participation video contest asking contributors to answer one simple question: Where were you during US President-Elect Obama’s inauguration?
Nadia Nascimento, head of memelabs, came up with the idea when she and her boyfriend, both Canadians, decided to fly to Washington DC for Obama’s inauguration. “I realized that we were part of a story. We all remember where we were at certain watershed moments in historyâ€”the end of Apartheid, the day the Berlin Wall came downâ€”and these moments make powerful shared stories,” Nascimento explains. “This contest creates a medium for people to share their stories with people from all over the world.”
The plan is to have someone from memelabs join us for the 3rd Whale party to capture reactions and comments from attendees in a good old fashioned social media mashup event.