an idea: GPS blog?

Dean Collins Dean at
Tue Jan 23 14:55:44 CET 2007

The big problem with a lot of these applications being suggested is it
will require back end servers to store the data.


I'm yet to see anyone suggest "SAAS" pricing models for FIC applications
on a monthly/annual basis or is everyone on this list still thinking
that open source means free.




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[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Oleg L.
Sent: Tuesday, 23 January 2007 8:34 AM
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Subject: Re: an idea: GPS blog?


Richard, nice idea.The upload back to home looks like a necessary


BTW Speaking about _useful_ solutions, I'd like to see user-submitted
map of speed cameras.


Like when the phone is in car-cradle, then half of the screen transforms
in one big button. You see a camera, you tap on screen. When the car is
waiting on red light, the phone uploads data to a server and downloads
updated and processed information about cameras locations. 

Next time you're approaching a camera, the phone will play alarm sound. 


But what's important for new phone popularity, is teenagers market, so
the more bells and whistles, the better. "Cool" factor.





Richard Franks wrote:

	On 1/23/07, Oleg L. Sverdlov  wrote:

		Videoblogging has its niche, but how about a small
application that
		remembers where you've been during a day , and how long;
and then visualizes
		everything in form of nice coloured curves, and
publishes to your blog?

	I'm definitely looking forward to something like this. What I'd
	useful is something which uploads the GPS traces to my home
	database, then makes that data available to other sources
	access control.
	1) So I can select an area downtown, and see my most (or least)
	favourite places or travelled routes through it for the time
period of
	my choice.
	2) If I'm going to a planned meeting with a Neo-Owning-Friend
	the Neo could check my agenda and automatically enable
	Location-Sharing until we find each other.
	Actually, as there are a bunch of GPS Google API mashups out
	already - if the Neo can run Google Maps then it will be quite
easy to
	integrate access control, editing, uploading (to
	home/openstreetmap/etc), quering home machine DB, all into the


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