Saturday, July 18, 2009
send your location to others
With My Position it is possible to se actual GPS information via the phones built in GPS and send the position to others via sms or email.
When sending the position via sms or email it is possible to enter a telephone number or email address. It is also possible to select a contact from the contact list.
Sending the position is possible in three diffirent ways.
1) As coordinates which can be inserted directly in Google Earth or Google Maps.
2) As a link to Google Static Maps. When the receiver opens the link the phones default web browser connects to the internet and shows the position on a map in 400x400 pixel resolution.
3) As a link to Google Maps. This option is mostly suitable when sending the position via email.
It is also possible to see ones own position on a map where Google Static Map is being used. The phones default web browser will open and connect to the internet and shows the position on a map in 400x400 pixel resolution.
This is a very good function when you are in a big city with many streets.
There is also a sos function which sends the position and a message of help. Again it is possible to send via sms or email.
The application is developed on a HTC Touch Diamond 2 with Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. Maybe the aplication can be used on other WM 6.1 phones but that have not been tested.
The application requires .NET Compact Framework 3.5
When the application is installed it can be found in Start --> All --> My Position by using TouchFLO.