Watch 881 iPhones moving like fireflies across Europe for a month (video)

Watch 881 iPhones moving like fireflies across Europe for a month (video)
Ever wondered how the daily commutes and travels of people look from God's perspective? Michael Krell of Crowdflow compiled location data from 881 iPhones in Europe and produced a stunning video illustrating how smartphones and their users travelled in April. 

Lo and behold, the allusion is not to sheep, but much more intense - to fireflies. Actually, the video itself is called Fireflies HD and there are three differently colored versions of it for you to pick from. You can even see separate users flying in and out of their countries. The content is the same on all of the videos, so it's equally stunning – just pick the version you like best below and feel free to watch it and share your impressions in the comments below.

source: Crowdflow via GigaOm





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12 Comments

1. AdolphOliverBush unregistered

Now I see why they were secretly tracking everyone's positions.

4. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Yes! This was the killer need behind the location tracking. Violated privacy was never so worth it!

6. Laurynas unregistered

@AdolphOliverBush "Now I see why they were secretly tracking everyone's positions." Don't think that it is the only one purpose...

11. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

hahaha now we know! they track iPhones just to impress us using this video. nya

2. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

LMAO and apple says they dont store that info LMAO Tracking Lawsuit FAIL

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Love the way the herds of isheep look!!

5. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Wow. Four fandroids already? You guys never miss an opportunity, don't you? Lol.

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lol As time goes on there will be more android users so get used to it isheep

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Just like you fandroids are used to the iphone being the bestselling smartphone. Obviously, your guys can't put your money where your mouths are :)

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is so cool apple track some more this is awesome. Bet you cant do that on droid.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Shaking my head at all the fandroids.....and they call US sheep.

12. uplifted unregistered

how about I have had every iphone since they came out and I am now a driod fan all the way. I can do ten times what I could do with my iphone and I have an infuse which is no badass spec phone. I am sick of apple and there limited eco system. Their just a bunch of hype and I wish apple would go to hell. So here is just one example apple fag! FLASH!!!

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