[owncloud-devel] GPS Tracker for OwnCloud

Frank Karlitschek frank at owncloud.org
Thu Apr 10 20:25:27 GMT 2014


On 03.04.2014, at 23:27, Nico Mittenzwey <nico.mittenzwey at posteo.de> wrote:

> Hi List,
> since I was not able to find one on http://apps.owncloud.com/, I'm
> thinking of writing a simple GPS tracker app for OwnCloud. However, I
> first like to know if you think OwnCloud is the right platform for this.
> 
> There are several open source projects out there [1,2,3] which have most
> of the functionality I look for. There is even an own protocol for
> sending location-based information over the internet [4].
> However, they lag some features:
> 1. I already run a OwnCloud server - why install and maintain another
> one? :D
> 2. I want to share my positions with certain people (within a certain
> time frame)
> 3. I want to transfer my positions encrypted
> 4. I want a simple cellphone app to send my positions periodically
> 5. I want a simple cellphone app to show me the positions of others on a map
> 6. I want a simple web app to show me the positions of others on a map
> 
> 
> For all features I want, OwnCloud seems the right choice:
> 
> 1. Check
> 2. I think the ownCloud file sharing feature can be used for this?
> 3. HTTPS -> Check
> 4. Android/iOS Library -> Check
> 5. Android/iOS Library -> Check
> 6. OwnCloud / App Framework API -> Check
> 
> What do you think?

I think this is a great idea. So you can track you location but store it only on your own server and not somewhere else.
Very cool! :-)

Frank

> 
> Cheers,
> Nico
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.opengts.org/
> [2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/opengeotracker/
> [3] http://code.google.com/p/open-gpstracker
> [4] http://www.opendmtp.org/
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