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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM
    ...could you make the car client configurable on any active com port (rather than just ports 1 to 5 which is how it was in ver 1...
    Second that. I forgot to mention it but had to juggle my serial devices to use the beta. My GPS was device 8.

    BTW - new version you coded up to deal with the overrun error (yes, that's what it was) is working fine for me now. Two days with no problem and no problems waking from hibernation either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    Second that. I forgot to mention it but had to juggle my serial devices to use the beta. My GPS was device 8.

    BTW - new version you coded up to deal with the overrun error (yes, that's what it was) is working fine for me now. Two days with no problem and no problems waking from hibernation either.
    Awesome!
    Alright, I have 10 minutes before I have to go to school so I'll try and add those ports right now.
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    I just started getting that overrun error sunday, but I've had no time to even get the new version in the car. I'll hopefully do that today. Sorry I haven't had more time on the forum, but school is killing me.

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    I just uploaded the version that supports Com ports 1-12. Should be enough for anyone (if not then you have way too many com ports and I'll have to add more.
    I just found a bug in it (minor). It seems it is letting you connect on invalid ports. It won't work of course but it used to tell you that it couldn't connect. I'll have to fix that tonight. It will all work perfectly as long as you don't expect it to work on the wrong port.
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    I'm kind of in two minds. I think GPX makes things very open and flexible for people to use other systems with the data. This can relieve a bueden on you having to do it but, as you say, may not be as efficient.

    The proprietary approach has lots of benefits one of which is that you maintain contol over your application. While that may not be in the freeware spirit I would think and hope you have commercial aspirations for this and in that sense it could be a very valuable element for you.

    In terms of posting to other peoples web services I would not have expected this at all. I was suggesting your app generate a URL with varaibles in a GET format and call it. How the responding web page handles it would then be entirely up to them.

    Just thinking aloud, great app, lots of opportunity, I wish you lots of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukchris
    I'm kind of in two minds. I think GPX makes things very open and flexible for people to use other systems with the data. This can relieve a bueden on you having to do it but, as you say, may not be as efficient.

    The proprietary approach has lots of benefits one of which is that you maintain contol over your application. While that may not be in the freeware spirit I would think and hope you have commercial aspirations for this and in that sense it could be a very valuable element for you.

    In terms of posting to other peoples web services I would not have expected this at all. I was suggesting your app generate a URL with varaibles in a GET format and call it. How the responding web page handles it would then be entirely up to them.

    Just thinking aloud, great app, lots of opportunity, I wish you lots of luck.

    Chris.
    If you, and others, think that GPX or another format would be better I will definitely change it because as you say, doing my own parsing kind of sucks.
    So have a web page that requests the current location of the car client? If this is the case then it would require that you know the IP address of the car clients computer. That would be very difficult to know all the time in almost any case since most people don't have static IPs in their car right? I promise I wasn't shooting down any of your ideas. I just need to understand the whys of it all
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    Quote Originally Posted by xBrady
    I just uploaded the version that supports Com ports 1-12. Should be enough for anyone (if not then you have way too many com ports and I'll have to add more.
    I just found a bug in it (minor). It seems it is letting you connect on invalid ports. It won't work of course but it used to tell you that it couldn't connect. I'll have to fix that tonight. It will all work perfectly as long as you don't expect it to work on the wrong port.
    Fixed that bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xBrady
    If So have a web page that requests the current location of the car client? If this is the case then it would require that you know the IP address of the car clients computer. That would be very difficult to know all the time in almost any case since most people don't have static IPs in their car right? I promise I wasn't shooting down any of your ideas. I just need to understand the whys of it all
    All I had was a simple mySQL database and a PHP page to save a record. The car portion calls http://myurl/mypage.php?lat=123.12&lon=123.12 and any other details. The web server sticks it in a table. Then a similarly simple PHP page generates links to a mapping site such as Google, GPSVisualizer etc for a "Where were you last time you uploaded" link.

    The car could be set to report position every 5 minutes, or when you press a button etc.

    I think another valuable mechaism is complete offline tracking where every time the car app starts it begins logging to a GPX or similar file and creates a track. Then, even if not in real time, you can find out where your car has been, how fast it went etc. Kids taking it out, mechanics at the garage going for a spin etc...

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukchris
    All I had was a simple mySQL database and a PHP page to save a record. The car portion calls http://myurl/mypage.php?lat=123.12&lon=123.12 and any other details. The web server sticks it in a table. Then a similarly simple PHP page generates links to a mapping site such as Google, GPSVisualizer etc for a "Where were you last time you uploaded" link.

    The car could be set to report position every 5 minutes, or when you press a button etc.

    I think another valuable mechaism is complete offline tracking where every time the car app starts it begins logging to a GPX or similar file and creates a track. Then, even if not in real time, you can find out where your car has been, how fast it went etc. Kids taking it out, mechanics at the garage going for a spin etc...

    Chris.
    Isn't this what GPSSecure already does? Everything you mentioned there.
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    Can cross "-Fix server/Web communication" off the list. Just fixed that. Everyone that has logged into the webclient will probably need to delete their cookies before being able to get back in. This makes the communication a whole lot more efficient between the web client and server. This will also allow me to display the time/speed/whatever with the google maps as you move from one position to the next. This is what I am going to work on next.
    After this I'm going to implement the live tracking stuff. Then maybe add support for FreeDrive.

    EDIT: I also fixed the problem with the terraservers. They changed their webservice address so that should all be working now.
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