a bit of programming…

Posted: January 6, 2011 in computers
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Well, I said I’d talk about programming so I will.   A few weeks ago one of my co-workers asked me if I knew of an Android app that would take your GPS co-ordinates (or address) and send them to someone via SMS.  It seems his wife was always having trouble telling him where she was and he needed some help being able to find her.  I thought about it for a minute and realized I knew of an app that displayed the co-ordinates and one that sent by e-mail but none that sent by SMS.  Since Google had just made App Inventor open to the public I decided this was a good time to try it out.  4 or 5 hours of work later I had this – it will SMS the address or co-ordinates of the phone to any recipient in the contacts list.  I had the base of it up and running in less than 2 hours and gave it some finishing touches and debugging with the rest of the time.  My next Android project?  Writing the same app in Java…

Just scan the QR code to download the App Inventor version (Google still won’t let them be posted to the market 😦 )


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