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    Quote Originally Posted by VettePC View Post
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    The MIDP Java for the Motorola phone isnt open source, however they do offer the PHP example code for uploading the GPS data from the Mologogo MIDP app to your own web site or server. I think this is what Bugbyte is doing.
    That is a good solution too, I think.


    I have never mentioned what I am working on until the last post here. This project started quite a while ago. After starting on a new carPC I have thought of many ways to incorporate this into my carpc project.

    Thats exactly where I DO want the data from my phone. The GPS data from the MOTO phone is to track my car... What if it's stolen?
    Yeah that's true.
    Something just ticked me about having the phone send your nav data over the internet connection, and then having your computer then fetch it over the internet again so you can see it.
    Especially if bandwidth is constrained.


    The GPS chip in the MOTO phone is not real accurate. Yes, its ok ,if you are in wide open areas, and its not bad weather... I would not depend on this to provide GPS data for your carPC NAV app. I have a Glogal Stat receiver with WAAS that is awesome... cost was around $45.00 -- Its the latest SirfIII chip, and I am very impressed so far.

    Dequeued : How much experience do you have with MIDP Java programming.. if I may ask?
    Not too much experience actually.
    I good with Java, and I got into j2me about six months ago mostly as a hobby, but I think I really "get it".
    The only big program I made is a tetris game, that fully implements doublebuffering and works on my treo pretty well.

    But if the gps data comes from a serial input, I can't imagine it being that hard to decode, and send over the internet.
    Even the stripped down Java runtime that j2me uses gives you access to powerful parsing and socket libraries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dequeued View Post
    Something just ticked me about having the phone send your nav data over the internet connection, and then having your computer then fetch it over the internet again so you can see it.
    Especially if bandwidth is constrained.
    Not sure I know why you are doing that, or just assume thats how it works? I use my MOTO phone for INET connection while driving/using the car, then the phone gets turned off, UNTIL it is instructed to turn on by a Micro-computer chip based hardware device I have hooked to the phone. It then calls me, and initiates the GPS tracking Java app I wrote - sending data to my server (actually 2 servers)
    Then for the Iguidance GPS NAV program I have a great little GPS receiver hooked into the car PC via USB that goes directly to Iguidance. Actually it gets split off into two COM ports , one for Iguidance , and one for the GPS dat for RoadRunner.



    Quote Originally Posted by dequeued View Post
    Not too much experience actually.
    I good with Java, and I got into j2me about six months ago mostly as a hobby, but I think I really "get it".
    The only big program I made is a tetris game, that fully implements doublebuffering and works on my treo pretty well.
    Cool. Sounds like you are getting a good grip on JAVA. I found it very difficult to learn , at least compared to the other languages I have learned.

    Quote Originally Posted by dequeued View Post
    But if the gps data comes from a serial input, I can't imagine it being that hard to decode, and send over the internet.
    Even the stripped down Java runtime that j2me uses gives you access to powerful parsing and socket libraries.
    Yes, I would really like to be able to hook the GPS receiver I have to a cell phone with JAVA and use the data as I do now. Only because The external receiver I have has WAAS and is WAY more accurate than the MOTO phone internal GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VettePC View Post
    The MIDP Java for the Motorola phone isnt open source, however they do offer the PHP example code for uploading the GPS data from the Mologogo MIDP app to your own web site or server. I think this is what Bugbyte is doing.
    Right. I use a feature of Mologogo's server that redirects the data to my site and a php script puts the data in a table on my site.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Right. I use a feature of Mologogo's server that redirects the data to my site and a php script puts the data in a table on my site.
    I dont know of a "redirect" on the Mologogo server? Only thing I have seen is the "Alt Url" that is set in the phones mologogo Java application. It not only sends the GPS data to Mologogo's server, but optionally, if set, will send to the PHP page you set in ALT URL.

    Personally, I want control over ALL of my functions, thats why I wrote my own Java app to do that.

    I may make it public in the future.

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    That's what I meant. The alt-URL feature.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Hi all....

    I just found this site and want to set up the Boost mobile as a moden and a GPS tracker,

    what is the best phone to buy on Ebay ? the i450 or i455 or is there a better one thats under $50 ?

    One I get it I am sure I will have some more questions ,

    Thanks for keeping this thread alive

    Beaulieu

    PS.....is there any other cheap way thats NOT Boost mobile that does the same thing?
    just thinking that maybe in the last year someone else figured out a better plan .

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    I use my i425 it has a mini usb port so any mini usb cable with plug in and charge your phone and connect it to your computer. I get speeds about twice as fast a dial up. Hey its better then nothing I say. As far as better service altel is getting better you can get unlimited but its still like $45 a month.

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    I have another phone for voice ,

    I just wanted to use it as a modem and for GPS tracking and wondering if one phone was that much better than another

    Beaulieu

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    i425 is nice becuase you just need a regular mini usb cable but besides that all about the same

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    OK.....then a i425 will be Ok...

    How do I know if my area (Los Angeles) has the faster set-up ?
    and to get the data plan do I need to call Boost and request it or are there keystrokes that do it ,

    with my Sidekick I need to call Tmobile and change my Sim from voice to Sidekick and voice use,

    thanks for the help

    Beaulieu

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