Imatoshi was borne from our frustration with the difficulty of sharing real-time data. It provides a platform where anybody, whether they can click on a map or call an API, can share up-to-date information about their neighborhoods and cities.
Our proof-of-concept, live now at imatoshi.com, demonstrates part of this vision. Amongst its features are a live stream of transit and twitter data for San Francisco, an in-browser tool for creating events, and websocket and REST APIs for sending and querying data.
There's even a Pebble app, so users can be notified when something is happening nearby.
This is just a small part of the features we would like to see going forward, but already it provides a powerful platform for producing, consuming, and visualizing real-time geographical data.