Blackberry Tracker Developer Site Launch
Nov 06, 2007
I’ve launched the initial version of the Blackberry Tracker Developer site where you can get your API key and begin developing for Blackberry Tracker.
Check out the site here. Developer Wiki.
Genshi: A Real Web Templating Language
Oct 17, 2007
I believe that it is very important for web sites to comply with HTML/XHTML standards. The HTML specification is very detailed in how it should be represented and thus browsers that render HTML try to follow the specification as close as possible. Most of the template languages that I have used(Django, Mako) are text-based. This means that it the template processors don’t know anything about HTML. Everything that it works with is just text(as far is it knows).
Python Web Frameworks: 2 Down, 1 to go
Oct 17, 2007
On my trial to find the best python web framework(all around), I’ve just finished learning Pylons and experiencing everything it has to offer. Genshi is amazing and kills any text template engine(Django, Mako). SQLAlchemy is much different than Django’s ORM and has its advantages and disadvantages. Django’s ORM feels more natural and is much easier to learn at first. I believe that SQLAlchemy is much more powerful but the learning curve is much bigger.
More Blackberry Tracker Updates
Oct 04, 2007
I just changed the entire layout and look of Blackberry Tracker. I think it looks much better than the old one and is easier to use. There have been small enhancements to the web application, and a new ‘tagging’ feature. Check it out.
Blackberry Tracker Feature
Sep 26, 2007
I’ve been asked by a few people to add a feature that allows a user to put their location(or a google map of their location) on their web site.
I’m implementing the feature now and it should be done in the next day or so. Here are the details:
Login to the Blackberry Tracker account that you use for the device that you are trying to track. When you go to Manage Device you will see a 32 character string called the Device Key.
Calyx Point 6.0
Sep 24, 2007
I have to say that Calyx Point is probably the most worthless software that I have ever come across. Calyx makes a software called Point, a loan origination software. it is very popular amongst mortgage companies and is one of the more ubiquitous software packages that does loan origination. The fact that it is widely used would make you think that it must be a good piece of software. No.
Blackberry Tracker Updates
Aug 30, 2007
I’ve updated the Blackberry Tracker site with some new features/bug fixes.
fixed tracking history to use the user's time added "show all markers" to tracking history page scrolls to top when you click on a specific coordinate on history page added google earth kml to live tracking
Aug 30, 2007
I recently wrote a web application that works with Blackberry devices that have GPS on them. The web application lets you track the location of the phone as well as view history of where you have been. Check it out. http://bb.tech9computers.com
Aug 06, 2007
I recently purchased a Tysso MSE-750 Magnetic Stripe Encoder/Reader and decided to write a library to communicate with it in C++. I just started the project over at Google Code, which you can find here. Right now it can read 7-bit and 5-bit track data. I’m going to add the ability to write tracks next.
The MSE750 follows the MSR206 protocol, so the library should be compatible with any MSR206(or its derivatives like MSE-750) encoders.
Jul 18, 2007
Another headache from sprint for me, check out my thread: