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philbowell
philbowell

@aaronpk Iā€™d be interested in this. I had been using Moves and a service called Gyroscope for passive tracking. Mainly just out of interest but I would love to be able to have this data in my own control.

aaronpk
aaronpk
ah cool so you're mostly interested in the trip tracking aspect of it? Not so much the passive continuous aspect? I bet I could put together a mini app that publishes a feed like this: https://aaronparecki.com/transport
johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@aaronpk Sounds like I should be able to try on the PI just curious,. I use the Trails app to record walks at the moment and play with leaflet.js to display with photos. So I'f be interested in varying the rate of recording. Most of my weekday would be very boring. Home->Work->Home

aaronpk
aaronpk
@johnjohnston I'm considering building a mini version of Compass, and I'm curious, what is the most important feature of location tracking for you? Having full history? Sharing your realtime location with friends? Something else?
aaronpk
aaronpk
@johnjohnston It's a bit complicated to set up right now, it wasn't really meant for shared hosting. Definitely doable on a Raspberry Pi tho.
johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@aaronpk This looks like good fun. Can compas be installed by none dev types on share hosting? or a Raspberry pi?

jthingelstad
jthingelstad

@aaronpk very cool that you published this! šŸ‘šŸ»

aaronpk
aaronpk
I don't usually get into that side of things. Too little actual information available.
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Ron
Ron

@aaronpk You've been tracking your location for yrs. Have you written anything about whether this info can remain private, and how does Google, or anyone, make money off your own location tracking? Is Big Brother watching & should we care?

aaronpk
aaronpk
Yeah I'm not going to write an Android version. That's a whole different platform, totally different way of working with location APIs, etc. A friend wrote a similar app though if you want an Android one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecondor.nest&hl=en
Ron
Ron

@aaronpk Does saying it is in the App Store also say that it only works on Apple devices?

aaronpk
aaronpk
My GPS tracking app is live in the App Store! It's ugly, but it works, and now you can use it too! https://overland.p3k.io