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Friday, 18. April 2008 16:09:20, by Manolis Andreadakis

 

Compatible Mobile phones(Return to top)

Any phone having Java and bluetooth API

A sample list can be found below (updated 24/1/2008) BenQ P30 P31 Motorola A1000 A1200 A-5B E1070 MOTOROKRE6 C975 V195 V360 V3r Nokia 3155 3230 3250 5200 5310XpressMusic 5500d 6021 6085 6100 6102i 6230 6230i 6255 6260 6267 6275i 6280 6288 6300 6555b 6600 6620 6630 6670 6680 6681 6682 7370 7610 7710 8800 8801 9300 9500 E50-2 E61-1 E62-1 N70-1 N90-1 Samsug SGH-D347 SGH-D357 SGH-D407 SGH-D520 SGH-D800 SGH-D807 SGH-D830 SGH-D900 SGH-D900i SGH-E200 SGH-E250 SGH-E380 SGH-E388 SGH-E390 SGH-E490 SGH-E500 SGH-E780 SGH-E788 SGH-E790 SGH-E810 SGH-E898 SGH-E900 SGH-G600 SGH-J600 SGH-J700 SGH-P260-ORANGE SGH-U600 SGH-X507 SGH-X810 SGH-X820 SGH-Z720 SPH-M610 Panasonic

X700 �701 LG CU575 LX550 LX570 Sanyo SCP-7050 Sendo X X2 Siemens CX75 C65 EF81 M75 S65 S66 S6V S75 SK65 SL75 SX1 SXG75 Sony Ericsson D750 K320 K320i K510 K510i K530i K550i K600 K600i K608i K610 K610i K750i K770i K790a K790i K800i K800iv K810i K850i M600i Mylo P1i P900 P908 P910 P910a P910i P990i S500i V600 W300i W550 W580i W600 W660i W710 W800i W810i W830 W850i W880i W900 W910i W950i Z520i Z525 Z530i Z550i Z610i Z710i Z750i

Compatible Bluetooth GPS (Return to top)

Any bluetooth GPS can be used How much does it cost?(Return to top)

The transmission is done via GPRS. The price of GPRS varies between mobile companies but the table below gives an estimation taking as a reference Vodafone - Greece . The pricing of Vodafone - Greece is 0,006 Euro / Kb (which is quite expensive so the prices below maybe even lower!)

There are NO other costs

Tracking Interval1 hour2 hours3 hours
5 sec0,20 €0,40 €0,60 €
10 sec0,10 €0,20 €0,30 €
20 sec0,05 €0,10 €0,15 €
30 sec0,03 €0,06 €0,10 €
40 sec0,02 €0,05 €0,07 €
60 sec0,01 €0,02 €0,20 €

INSTALLATION / USAGE INSTRUCTIONS (Return to top)

Download it from here

You must make sure you have a working GPRS connection in youy mobile. If you have more than one internet connection and you have to chooce one typically you dont want "MMS" or "WAP" , more probably one named 'internet" or "web" will do the job.

1. Download the program (version 1.2.t15 - released 2008/01/24) from HERE. 2. Unzip it and use a memory card reader or the usual java installation method to put it in your mobile. 3. When you run it for the first time before starting a new track go to "Options->Track" and put in your username and password that you wish to use. The username/password you will enter on your mobile phone can later be used on this site to manipulate your tracklogs.

Version History

2008/01/24 v.1.2.t15

  1. Changed server ip address. Older versions will stop working soon.
  2. Log level was set wrong. Fixed
  3. Experimental option to reconect to GPS in case of BT disconnect.
  4. Added a 'simulated GPS' device so that users with out a GPS can test the program and their GPRS connection. The 'simulated GPS' sends a continuous gps fix located at Thessaloniki/Greece.

2008/01/14 v.1.2.t13

  1. Fixed the bug which prevented gps points from being colleted and send and resulted in 'no gps points' tracks
  2. Make it compatible wiht CLDC 1.0 devices
  3. Export to IGC
  4. The user can define the log level
  5. The path to store IGC and logs files is stored and not asked evrytime. It can be changed though 'log' options
  6. Faster export to log and IGC
  7. Rearrange of options menu.
  8. Delete all tracks option added
  9. Added km/h and degrees symbol next to the numbers in the main track screen.

2007/10/30 v.1.2.t8

  1. Rewrote the code of liveNet.java to correctly use threads. Now the thread runs forever and sends packets via synchronized queue.

Installation for Windows Mobile(Return to top)

See http://www.mgmaps.com/winset/ Some Tips(Return to top)

Make sure you have a charged battery. Bluetooth and GPRS can drain battery very quickly. From some tests i made on a Nokia 6680 the battery lasted 9 hours.

Make sure you have bluetooth active before running the program.

Live Tracking (Return to top)

Finally , watch live at http://live.thenet.gr