projects of interest?

Brad Pitcher bradpitcher at
Wed Jul 18 05:49:05 CEST 2007

I was thinking something like this would be perfect to integrate with 
twittervision. (  It's got a great API already, or 
you can just make a post to twitter with a string like "L:<location>" 
included.  <location> can even be gps coordinates.  So, if one could 
just specify that they were travelling (eg "L:travelling=<location>"), 
the server could look at the last 10 or so posts with this format and 
display a trail behind your avatar on the map.  I told the creator of 
the site about this idea and I'm just waiting for feedback.

Casey Harkins wrote:
> Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>> On 7/17/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at> wrote:
>>> We need a good use for GPS, I want something like Tomtom but this
>> Possible uses: can be combined with Google Maps or something like that
>> to give other people an idea of the "travel route" you have followed.
> I plan on implementing something along these lines (without the POI 
> portion). My goal is to have a daemon running which records routes 
> constantly and periodically reports them to a server over GPRS 
> (probably gpg'ed first). When the route is reported to the server, the 
> server can respond with a command to adjust the reporting period.
> The primary use is just to keep a record of everywhere I've gone with 
> the phone (reported once a day). Second, if my phone happened to get 
> lost or stolen, I flip a switch on the server and the phone would 
> report its position hourly or even more frequently. Even if the SIM 
> card was swapped out, as long as GPRS is still accessible, the phone 
> should still report its position. Unless the person in possession of 
> my lost phone finds this mailing list post, it should help me get my 
> phone back. :-)
> -casey
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