its getting the software on the phones thats the tricky part. and
accessing the gps data, the Man makes it hard for us on purpose. i
have ultimate faith in our ability to recreate this service code-wise,
its circumventing the measures that have been put in place to restrict
the phones that seems like the hard and possibly illegal part. i can
elaborate some, but im on my way to the grocery store. more to follow.
Quoting Leif K-Brooks <[log in to unmask]>:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 5:30 PM, Christopher Anthony Tucci
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I recently saw this article (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-328198)
>> which details how MIT students built a space camera for $150. They
>> used a boost mobile phone which reported it's location via text
>> message (sweet! just what we need!)
> Bah! I was just about to point to that article for ideas about GPS.
> Should've sent the email faster.
>> this company (http://www.accutracking.com) provides just what we want, xml
>> dumps of locations, battery level and more, for a cool $7.99 a month.
> Do we need them? It looks like all they sell is software to run on
> phones, plus a service to receive data the phones send in via the
> Internet. Can't we write those components ourselves?