when posting new coordinates by sms it is not always possible to have the right address. e.g. in case of floodings the name of the street maybe it is not available. As in the new phones - android or iphone - it is possible to have the exact location through gps it could be possible to develop a very simple application that "copies" the lat and long into a new sms.11 votes
We are very aware of this, obviously. The first step – in the ongoing release in september- is to finalize the APIs (http and SMS) that will simplify developing these sort of apps.
There is now an open source app for android at smslocation.googlecode.com and one for iPhone at iengage.googlephone.com
Allow users to send structured information to the group - either manually following a template or as a means for a program (such as JavaROSA) to submit information. Obviously this information should be exportable in some format such as CSV, XML or synchronized with a database (MySQL, Access, or Excel) owned by the user.5 votes
Build a client for android that interacts with the GPS and lets me get back basic user information (Like iEngage for the iPhone http://code.google.com/p/iengage/)5 votes
There is an open source project started by Emidio Picariello ! see it at smslocation.googlecode.com
I sent a text message "At Mountain View, CA" and nothing happened.
Then I typed "At Mountain View, CA" into the Map's chat box and clicked Send and nothing happened.
Could the UI provide some feedback that shows my currently parsed location, and do something noticeable to confirm when that location is updated?4 votes
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