I’ve worked out the majority of the kinks with Swift GPS, so I’m calling it in Alpha right now. To give you a bit more information about the vision for this product, it will be a GPS track data logging device. You stick a USB thumb drive in it, and it will track the movement of your car, wife’s car, dog, RC aircraft, whatever you want to attach it to. The target market will be developers or GPS hobbyists, or geocachers who want a real challenge. It outputs a GPX data file which is nothing more than a special XML file format for GPS data. This should be useful for developers since it’s an open standard.
Click the image above for a screencast of my magnificently exciting trip to the bank. (Warning, screen recordings of Google Earth are HUGE).
I still have a few features to add such as adding a little screen so geocachers and others can view the raw lat/lon data in real-time. I ordered a book from amazon that should help me with writing the microcontroller code necessary for that piece.
This will probably be my last GPS post for quite awhile. I plan on going back to your regularly scheduled “Flex Junk” in the near future.
This blog’s comment section has been pretty quiet for some time. Any comments on this project would be appreciated. Even if it’s just to say, “Go back to posting on Flex topics dude!”