- What is Live Tracking ?
- How does it work ?
- Compatible Mobile phones
- Compatible Bluetooth GPS
- Buying a new/used mobile/GPS
- How much does it cost ?
- Join Now !
What is Live Tracking ? (Return to top)
Live Tracking: By using a GPS to determine your position and a mobile network to send this position in Real Time to a server, other people can see your excact position presented in a map in Real Time.
How does it work? (Return to top)
There are many ways to achieve LiveTracking. Leonardo Live uses your mobile to run a simple java program that collects the gps information from the bluetooth GPS or the internal GPS reciever of newer phones and send this info to the Leonardo Live server. The server stores all the info into a database and diplays your position in Real time with Google Maps or 3D in Google Earth
Compatible Mobile phones(Return to top)
a) having Java , bluetooth API (JSR82) and MDIP2.0 - CLCD1.1 or
b) with SymbianOS or
c) with Windows mobile
Compatible Bluetooth GPS (Return to top)
Any bluetooth GPS can be used, or the internal GPS receiver of newer phones.
Buying a new/used mobile/GPS (Return to top)
The prices of mobile phones have dropped a lot, suitable phones can be found new for around 60 Euros, and BT GPS for 50 Euros.
With some smart ebay shopping you could have the needed equipment for even less than 80 Euros second hand.
How much does it cost?(Return to top)
The transmission is done via GPRS so the actual cost depends on how much the phone company charges GPRS traffic
The price of GPRS varies between mobile companies but even with high GPRS charges the cost can be
LESS THAN 0.05 Euro / Flying hour
(or even free in some cases)
There are NO other costs other than GPRS traffic