Showing posts with label GPS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GPS. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Glympse

A while ago, I wrote about On My Way.  This application allowed you to share your location, and that person could see this location updated in real-time.  That application is not available anymore.

Glympse is a new free application that allows you to do the same thing, but it has some interesting features:

  • Ability to set a time limit, where sharing of your location is automatically stopped.

  • Ability to mark recipients as "favorites", to make it easier to initiate sharing

  • Ability to set a destination, where sharing will automatically be stopped when you reach that location.


 

Monday, August 24, 2009

EveryTrail and Trails

About a year ago, when I got my iPhone, we went on a family vacation to Greenhorn Creek Guest ranch.  On one of the rides, I was thinking that it would be cool to write an iPhone application that would track my progress on the trails.  I never got around to writing one, but I found the Trails iPhone application.

Trails lets you record your progress while you are out on trails.  This application will record and show stats about your route, while recording.  In addition, you can take pictures and set waypoints along the route.

The main reason that I bought Trails was because you can export the data from the app itself.  You can either send an email with a GPX file attached, or you can export directly to EveryTrail

EveryTrail is a web site that lets you post and share routes.  I have posted three of my routes from our recent trip to Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at the end of this post.  I do like the service, and I could see using this again.

EveryTrail now has their own iPhone application.  I haven't tried it yet, but the price(free) is a lot better than Trails' price ($3.99).

There is one thing to be aware of when using these applications.  The battery on my iPhone 3G only lasted 3 hours while recording the trail.  I started to use my mophie battery pack when recording.  Then I didn't need to worry about the battery running out.

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