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Live tracking experiment

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Tomorrow is a 70-mile ride with RCCS out of Orleans, IN. I’m doing an experiment. I’ll have my Android phone with me, and I’m going to set it up to live track the ride. If this works, you will be able to track our progress in real time, as we ride.

The ride starts at 9am eastern. If y0u want to follow along, visit my account on MapMyTracks. If it’s working properly, you’ll see a new entry at the top. Click on it and with any luck, it should show our route so far, some stats, and our current location. The map will then actually continue drawing as we ride.

I’ve done a few tests, and this does seem to work. However, I’m not sure what cell coverage will be like along the route, or if my battery will last all day. It’s a fun experiment, regardless.

6 Responses to “Live tracking experiment”

  1. David Crowell Says:

    Is it bad that my first though was that I wish I’d be home to watch online?

  2. Steve A Says:

    My guess is the battery will poop out. That’s the sort of use that makes my iPhone hot to the touch.

  3. Apertome Says:

    In my tests so far, the phone hasn’t gotten warm. There are some settings I’ve tweaked to extend battery life as well, but I’m still not confident the battery will last that long.

  4. Tim S Says:

    In a word, “Wack!”

  5. Pondero Says:

    Okay, I’ll bite. I’ll be checking in after church tomorrow morning. I want to see some serious action going on.

  6. Jon Grinder Says:

    I know that the battery in my Android wouldn’t last all day, broadcasting data. It goes dead pretty quick, just from reading on my Kindle app.

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