*TrackMe* GPS/CellID Tracking tool for Google Earth & Google Maps

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DOWNLOAD
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REQUIREMENTS
Devices running Windows Mobile 5 or 6 for Pocket PC or Smartphones

Microsoft Compact Framework 3.5 Download from here
SQL Server Mobile 3.5 Download from here



ICON SETS
Just unzip it and copy files to the Icons folder.
Classic
Modern


FAQ
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DOCUMENTATION AND QUICK START GUIDE
Tutorial

HOW TO USE YOUR OWN SERVER
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CUSTOM WEB VIEWER DEVELOPMENT AND USER PLUGINS
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RELEASE HISTORY
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DESCRIPTION
Hi all,

I have been trying for a while to find some GPS/CellID tracking programs that work fine but most of them are buggy and not very accurate. That's why I decided to write my own!

Features:

- Ability to generate KML and GPX files that can be opened with any tool that supports that type of file.
- Realtime tracking with Google Earth or Google Maps.
- You can create and manage your own trips
- No internet connection is needed when using TrackMe (Offline mode)
- Ability to display your current position on your PDA
- Geofence with SMS and email notifications
- You can send your current position by email or sms to other person
- Ability to upload pictures. TrackMe will extract the GPS information/Creation date (if any)
from the pictures and it will match it with your existing GPS data
- Search for closest user based on your last uploaded position
- GPS powersave mode available
- You can use your own server instead of my free server
- Stealth mode
- You can force updates with your own custom icon and comments.



Google Earth:



Google Maps:



Web browser viewer
By pammetje, mcross and jcleek




Please visit this thread to see other viewers


If you guys are interested in this program I will keep it updated, otherwise this will be probably one of the last versions!

Please leave your comments, suggestions and ideas here.

Have fun!

Regards


You can Donate if you like my tools. That's always a good motivation for future developments!! Thanks a lot!
 
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Thanks kireol.

Right now it's uploading the information to the mysql database that I have with my web hosting.

Regarding the source code... I think it could be a good idea. Maybe once the program is completely stable I may do it. Thanks for your suggestion.
 

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for sure man, you did a great job! And I for one would love to get involved. I was a programmer at Ford for 15 years(C++/PHP/Perl/Java) until those jobs went to India and forced me to throw away my college degree. I've been dieing to get back into programming (5 years now). This last weekend I snagged MS visual studio .net and the wm6 sdk and started compiling. This might b a good transition for me to get back into thinking that way, if you decide you'd like to OS it that is :)
 

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Great tool!!!
Just one question, how do we create an account?
Thanks

Iskatar
Thanks ishkatar.

You just need to go to Config, and enter there a username and password.
The account is created automatically as soon as you start uploading GPS data.

If for any reason the username already exists or there is any other error, you will be notified.
 

laakness

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Very cool.

Maybe you could release the table structure and a way for people to host their own data...like a personal web app.
 

ishkatar

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Thanks ishkatar.

You just need to go to Config, and enter there a username and password.
The account is created automatically as soon as you start uploading GPS data.

If for any reason the username already exists or there is any other error, you will be notified.
Wow ... works perfectly!!! I just did a test walk around my office and it mapped it perfectly!!! Good work Staryon. I'm really eager to see how you did it.
 

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Thanks a lot for all your comments. That really encourages me to keep updating the software.

laakness, at this moment the data is inserted into the mysql tables by using HTTP calls. My website gets the HTTP call and depending on the command it will do the specified task. That means that what you mention it would work if they have a website with PHP and a mysql database. A nice feature that I could add in the future is to make the inserts directly to the database instead of using HTTP calls.
However this is something that may not work for many web hostings because they usually don't allow access to mysql from external applications (which is my case by the way)


For the KML files (Google Earth's files) I used a structure that I liked in one of the tools that I found that does something similar to this. I made some modifications though.
 
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I have not yet installed it but it looks really cool from the screen shots. I have been using 3DTracking (free) but it is not without its problems and does not look as comprehensive as this. Does it carry on logging position after you power-down (standby) the Kaiser? 3DTracking does and its a real pain as it means you have to keep the screen on all the time!!
 

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I have not yet installed it but it looks really cool from the screen shots. I have been using 3DTracking (free) but it is not without its problems and does not look as comprehensive as this. Does it carry on logging position after you power-down (standby) the Kaiser? 3DTracking does and its a real pain as it means you have to keep the screen on all the time!!
This app lets you shut the screen off which is great. This app also alows you to set your upload and update intervals. They are great and needed options.
 

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Thanks for the info.

I actually do host my own site using PHP/Apache/Mysql which is why I was asking :)
Very good. In that case I can provide everything that you need to use your website.

However, I will have to make it some changes in my code because at this moment the HTTP calls are hardcoded to my website. Once I have this done I will post it here.
 

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Very good. In that case I can provide everything that you need to use your website.

However, I will have to make it some changes in my code because at this moment the HTTP calls are hardcoded to my website. Once I have this done I will post it here.
Very cool, thanks a lot. Your work is much appreciated.
 

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Re: Announcing *TrackMe 1.0.0* GPS Tracking tool with Google Earth

Very cool indeed…
We must be neighbors of a sort. I work in Herndon (Worldgate) and was pretty surprised to a bird’s eye view of my office. Hope you aren’t getting stuck doing that toll road shuffle for an am commute – lol.
 

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I installed it on my Wing, but it is not responding.

first error I got. unable to open port 4

I changed to port 1 and what I get is - waiting for gps respond.

not working for me.

Do I have to be outside the house for this or online?
 

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Very cool indeed…
We must be neighbors of a sort. I work in Herndon (Worldgate) and was pretty surprised to a bird’s eye view of my office. Hope you aren’t getting stuck doing that toll road shuffle for an am commute – lol.
lol... don't tell me. That toll road has become a nightmare every day and it's getting worse and worse...