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 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:
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.
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. Here is a very basic implementation:
And in your controller….
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..."
If you have a MoosTrax account all you need to do is login at http://fireeagle.moostrax.com and link to your Yahoo account. You can then choose a device to use for sending to Fire Eagle…that’s it.