MoosTrax Mobile Site

You can now access a smaller, stripped down version of the MoosTrax site on your mobile phone by visiting Currently only live tracking is supported.

March 6, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax and Yahoo Fire Eagle

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....

February 24, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax Ruby Library

You can now access MoosTrax with Ruby. Install the gem $ wget $ 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 ='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....

February 23, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax Plugin for Wordpress

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:

February 12, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax: Location Tagging

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)....

February 10, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax Bug Tracking Site

For those of you that are helping me test and improve MoosTrax, there is now a place where you can submit your feature requests and bugs. Please visit for more information.

February 4, 2009 · Chris Moos

GeoFence feature added to MoosTrax

MoosTrax now has the ability to add GeoFences to your account. These virtual fences allow you to be notified whenever your device enters or leaves a pre-defined area. Read about it here:

January 30, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax Testers Needed

The new implementation of the site is just about done. I am looking for people with BlackBerry and Android devices that are willing to help testing the new site and software. If you are interested, please e-mail Also, the first version of the Android client is finished. It is now available on the Android market. You must have a MoosTrax account to use the application though. E-mail for more information....

January 26, 2009 · Chris Moos

MoosTrax will return.

Yes, I recently made a post saying that MoosTrax will be going away forever. Due to all the comments and feedback, it is obvious to me that there are many people that enjoyed the service – so I’m going to bring it back. I’m moving my database backend from CouchDB to MySQL, so my issues with CouchDB won’t prevent me from providing MoosTrax. I have been working a lot on migrating the site and fixing it up…so I really hope to have it up in the next week or so....

January 24, 2009 · Chris Moos

Hasta la vista, MoosTrax.

UPDATE 01/21/09: Okay, okay. A lot of you seem to like the site...I'm going to bring it back. Moving back to MySQL though. Stay tuned. Well, it was a fun while it lasted. Unfortunately, I’ve decided to close the doors of MoosTrax permanently. It started with, which I had set up in Fall of 2007, to provide a site to track BlackBerry GPS-enabled devices. Prior to starting the site I had got my first BlackBerry, the 8800, and also my first GPS enabled phone....

January 20, 2009 · Chris Moos