My next app will be a tracker, similar to a project I saw on hacker news a few weeks ago. This is a simple project, I already have the code to get your position, I use it in my Travel Guides, to see how far away you are from all the must see locations, and points of interest.
This app will be much simpler, and lets you track your movements until you ask it to stop, even when the app is closed. So this app will use iPhone multitasking, which is as easy as setting a tag in the plist file for the project.
You can see a list of the previous places you have been to, and I was wondering what is the convention for displaying your GPS location. The correct way to display your location is to put the latitude (North or South) first, and the longitude (East or West) second.
Well, google sets the standard for its web search, but try searching on its android market website and you will be disappointed.
Here is a simple search, for anyone thinking about heading to the US, ‘USA Travel Guide’. Click on that link to open a new window. Currently it returns 271 results, but as we will see, the results don’t often have much to do with USA or travel guides.
The first set of results appear below, and it is not until we get to the fourth spot do we see a US travel guide. The first and third are not even travel guides, and the second is a travel guide to Barcelona? Same problem with the fifth entry, which is a travel guide to Bangkok? How do there get in there.
A dust storm hit Sydney, amazing pictures. The red dust obscured everything. This happens maybe every 10 years.
The dust hung around until early afternoon. Would have been a very bad time to have the bridge walk booked.
I had never experienced this before, during all my years in Australia, but it is the driest continent, you are going to get stuff like this happening. Amazingly, I had no problem breathing in this stuff.
The best way to walk on a glacier is to catch a helicopter up half way. That way, you get to walk with the best ice, rather than the dirty ice at the bottom. Somehow I managed to convince Kate to come up with me on the helicopter.
She didn’t quite appreciate me telling the pilot to do some tricks on the way back, especially when he just cleared the tree line by a few meters.
Crazy old video, showing two people come out of the ocean, walking from the ocean floor, chatting with a man, then he joins them by walking into the lake. He was never heard from again.