[owncloud-devel] GPS Tracker for OwnCloud

Jan-Christoph Borchardt hey at jancborchardt.net
Thu Apr 10 20:49:59 GMT 2014


Cool idea Nico!

For the web interface part it would be best to collaborate with the work-in-progress Maps application. Check it out at http://github.com/owncloud/maps

On Apr 10, 2014 10:25 PM, Frank Karlitschek <frank at owncloud.org> wrote:
>
>
> 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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