Need help testing GPS tracking application for SDA
We recently finished porting an existing GPS tracking application to the t-mobile SDA. It would be a great help to us to have a few SDA owners test this application on our test server. Basically, the SDA, paired with a bluetooth GSP receiver, sends your current position to our server periodically (every 10 to 300 seconds). Anyone who knows your account info on the server can see your current breadcrumb tracks, or tracks from previous days, on a web page. The web page uses Google Earth, Google Maps, US census maps, or Virtual Earth maps. Here is a link to some info on this application:
What you need:
1. SDA smartphone. It may also work with other wm2005 smartphone devices. The SDA is the HTC Typhoon and may be known by other names. Although we do have software for other devices, like PocketPC, this particular program is only for smartphones (no touch-screen) running Windows Mobile 2005.
2. Compact Framework 2.0. It can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
3. A bluetooth GPS receiver.
4. Be willing to give us some feedback as we iron out any bugs.
I had a to jump through a few hoops to get the SDA I used for development to work (thanks to XDA Dev for the help with this). First I downloaded and installed this version of regedit:
Then apply these changes to the device’s registry:
Change the DWORD named "1001" to 1
Change the DWORD named "1005" to 40
This will allow you to install your own programs. Here are the links I used to help with this:
It is all free. You are more than welcome to use the test server as long as you like, however, it is strictly for personal use. And if you have any interest in running the server software on your own IIS system (XP pro or Windows Server 2003, we have a free version available. No need to be terrible technical, but if you can do the registry hacks, you probably already are.
Email me at
jpreston12 at yahoo.com
I will email the .cab file to install on the SDA and help you get it running.