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#11
Originally Posted by sixwheeledbeast View Post
The N900 can share your location to users via the IM application as part of the nokiamaps-navigation-provider package.
This was broken and has been patched recently by freemangordon.
Even if it worked worked for me, it would still be useless for the most obvious use case: family members finding each other again after splitting up at a busy amusement park.
 

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pichlo, this is precisely what I want, mainly to automagically place their location into a turn by turn mapping app so I can easily find and pick them up.
Most people, especially people visiting as tourists, can't accurately describe nearby landmarks or even read street signs, I would rather let their GPS enabled phone do the work for me.
 

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Originally Posted by biketool View Post
pichlo, this is precisely what I want, mainly to automagically place their location into a turn by turn mapping app so I can easily find and pick them up.
Most people, especially people visiting as tourists, can't accurately describe nearby landmarks or even read street signs, I would rather let their GPS enabled phone do the work for me.
While I am certain that Google and Apple already are doing this job for you, the question is, how to access that data?

And suppose it just works: I pulled out several hairs trying to explain over and over how to "share location" via a Nokia "share location feature", to family members with known hardware / software.

People just couldn't imagine how , why and where this feature was supposed to be found and get it to work on the spot. GPS did not lock etc...

Ended up with traditional search and rescue.

Love the concept though, should not be so hard to program.

One multiplatform GPS app that sends GPS coordinates in standard SMS and can parse incoming SMS for coordinates data and put them on openstreet map with contact name or phone number, save as offline map with the hour date stamp before you hit the road.
No registration or corp server involved, thanks.
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Originally Posted by biketool View Post
Anyone have questions for icecondor?
will the registration from Android app be fixed?
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icecondor app recently updated in google play

even the website is new and with a blog https://icecondor.com/
i also managed to register

check https://github.com/icecondor/api/wiki/api-v2
if interested in porting to N900
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This one is promising http://miataru.com/
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The Mitaru app for Sailfish looks very cool, anyone able to cross compile for Maemo5 or N9?
 

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What about GpsDrive app? www.gpsdrive.de

It has the friends tracking feature:

FRIENDSD server
There is a server program, called friendsd which acts as server for the
position of your friends. If you enable it in the settings menu, then
you can see the position of all gpsdrive connected with this server.

You will see the position of your friends as a car symbol on the map,
including the name, time, day of week and the speed of his last connec‐
tion. The blue arrow shows the last reported direction of your friend.

The time is transmitted as UTC, but shown on the display as your local
time, so it is also correct if your friend lives in another time zone.

The server uses port 50123 (UDP), so be sure that you open the port in
your firewall. The server needs no root privileges and should run as
normal user or a special user with no privileges. The server was NOT
tested for security.

There is a friends server running on friends.gpsdrive.de, you can try
it if you enable it in the settings menu.

You can also send messages to other mobile targets (Misc. Menu/Mes‐
sages)
Possible porting?
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