MyLocation for Android Apr 30, 2009 I just made a simple Android app, using the new Android 1.5 SDK (Cupcake), that will show your current location using GPS or Wireless Networks. For GPS, you can also see number of satellites, as well as fix time. There will be an update soon to show more information about the satellites. Check out the screenshots:
MoosTrax Site Redesign Launched. Open Registrations. Mar 18, 2009 You can view the new MoosTrax site at http://www.moostrax.com. Registrations are now open so anyone can signup. A new BlackBerry client version has been released, version 0.3.3. Also, existing Storm users that are experiencing update problems should raise their accuracy to 200 meters and see if that fixes the problem.
MoosTrax site new design, and leaving beta. Mar 16, 2009 MoosTrax is now almost out of beta, which means registrations will be open to all. Also, the site has been redesigned to have a cleaner look. The new site will be available soon, check out a preview here:
MoosTrax Mobile Site Mar 06, 2009 You can now access a smaller, stripped down version of the MoosTrax site on your mobile phone by visiting http://m.moostrax.com. Currently only live tracking is supported.
Pylons Worker Threads Mar 04, 2009 I was reading a thread over at pylons-discuss about worker threads in pylons. Worker threads are useful if you need to execute a long running task, but want to return to the user immediately. You could run a new thread per request, but if you have many requests, it is probably better to queue things up. To do this, you start a thread and use python’s Queue for managing the tasks. ...
MoosTrax and Yahoo Fire Eagle Feb 24, 2009 You can now have your location sent from MoosTrax to Yahoo Fire Eagle. "Fire Eagle is a site that stores information about your location. With your permission, other services and devices can either update that information or access it. By helping applications respond to your location, Fire Eagle is designed to make the world around you more interesting! Use your location to power friend-finders, games, local information services, blog badges and stuff like that. ...
MoosTrax Ruby Library Feb 23, 2009 You can now access MoosTrax with Ruby. Install the gem $ wget http://www.moostrax.com/static/MoosTrax-0.1.gem $ sudo gem install MoosTrax-0.1.gem Try out this demo script make sure to fill your API_KEY in. require 'rubygems' require 'moostrax' require 'time' def get_local_date(date_str) Time.parse(date_str + ' UTC').getlocal.asctime end mt = MoosTrax.new('API_KEY') begin devices = mt.devices devices.each do |device| info = mt.device_info(device) puts "Device ID: #{info['device_id']}\n" puts "Device Name: #{info['device_name']}\n" puts "Last Contact: #{get_local_date(info['last_contact'])}\n" puts "Date Added: #{get_local_date(info['date_added'])}\n" location = mt. ...
CouchDB and Pylons: User Registration and Login Feb 21, 2009 In the previous tutorial, we learned how to get CouchDB and Pylons up and running, as well as create a simple page counter. Now we are going to implement a simple user authentication system. This tutorial will teach you how to use formencode to validate forms and CouchDB to store our user data. Let’s start by creating a new pylons project and some controllers. $ paster create -t pylons userdemo $ cd userdemo $ paster controller main $ paster controller auth Also, delete public/index. ...
MoosTrax Plugin for Wordpress Feb 12, 2009 I’m just now finishing up a wordpress plugin for MoosTrax. It allows you to specify your API key from your MoosTrax account and then display a widget on your sidebar with your current location. You can see it in action on the sidebar of this blog. Check out the screenshot:
MoosTrax: Location Tagging Feb 10, 2009 I’ve just finished working on a new feature, which is pretty basic, but useful. From your phone you can tag a location(give it a name) and it will be saved on the site. You can then view all your tags on the site, as well as send a public link of the tag to other people. The tagging is currently only supported on Android, but the BlackBerry version will be updated soon(its a quick thing to add). ...