Online Smartphone GPS tracking proof of concept done
We’ve recently completed some research on Windows Mobile powered smartphones with GPS. (Testing was done on HTC and Samsung smartphones).
Using the Microsoft .NET mobile framework we could interact with the phone GPS data, gather data including longitude and latitude values, number of active satellites, direction and save the data to a remote SQL 2008 database through simple HTTP posts.
Further improvements allowed us to post to the remote SQL database based on specific intervals which includes time intervals and distance intervals. With a SQL mobile edition database installed on the Smartphone we also had the option to capture data locally and sync at a later stage with the remote database.
With positioning data captured in the SQL database, it was now possible to plot the points, including direction , speed, altitude and date time on a map (as indicated on the image).
There is a magnitude of interesting applications for this in the real estate industry which we will explore.