I am finally going to work on updating MoosTrax for BlackBerry – as there are a few outstanding bugs that need to be addressed. The most important bug I will be working on is consistency of location updates in newer, post-4.2 OS BlackBerry devices. If you are interested in helping test the upcoming version, please e-mail email@example.com.
I am happy to say that MoosTrax has been approved by Apple and is now available for download in the App Store. Thanks to everyone who helped with the beta testing -- it was a great help. Note: MoosTrax works on devices running iOS 4+. iPhone Support/Help MoosTrax iTunes Link
I've been working a lot on getting MoosTrax ready for the App Store and the latest beta adds a lot of great features. View a list of all of your devices View the current location of any device on your account. Enhanced battery usage through the "Conserve Battery" feature. The beta is still open, so send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
I just got a new iPhone 4 with iOS4...and it supports background location updates! I've decided to bring MoosTrax back to the iPhone. I’m looking for beta testers…and then soon I’ll be pushing it to the App Store. Applying for the beta Please e-mail email@example.com with your iPhone's UDID. For information on finding the UDID, go here: http://www.geekology.co.za/blog/2009/07/how-to-check-your-iphones-udid-from-itunes/ Screenshots
AT&T is going to permit Loopt, a location based services vendor, access to exclusive background functionality on the iPhone. As the primary developer and owner of a free web based location services site, moostrax.com, I am absolutely infuriated with what is taking place. When I discovered the aforemetioned, I realized that the key to being able to take advantage of a closed platform(as a software developer, and in this case, the iPhone platform), is to strike a deal with the carrier and put some money in their pockets....
I just made a very basic MoosTrax location updater for the iPhone. Currently it just sends your location to MoosTrax when you press the Update Now button. I will be adding push notifications soon so that when someone pulls up the Live Tracking page on the MoosTrax website, you will receive a notification on your iPhone requesting you to update your location. That is really all I can do for now, as background applications are still not permitted....
I am currently working on adding MoosTrax for the Palm Pre. Is there anyone out there that is interested in this? Let me know!
I recently traded my T-Mobile G1, with Android, for an iPhone 3G. I am hoping to get MoosTrax running on the iPhone, but unfortunately, even with push notifications, it might not be the same as the BlackBerry and Android versions. Here are some reasons why. No automatic location updates The iPhone OS does not allow applications to run in the background, which means MoosTrax cannot check your location and send it to the server at a fixed interval....
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 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: