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iphone_app_wanted [2010/02/03 15:00]
Joel Dare
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 +====== iPhone App Wanted - GPS Marked Searches ======
 +So, I just got a new iPhone, and I'm scared to death that it will be lost or stolen. I've protected it with a sticker that offers a reward for it's safe return, but I want to do more.
 +There are not a lot of applications out there for finding your iPhone. ​ I've got an idea for a simple solution.
 +  Note: This is now possible with a web app!  I may do that.
 +First, if there were a way to access the GPS on the device through JavaScript, I would be there. ​ I would hack together a website that includes a Google search box and some JavaScript that logs the location of the phone every time I search. ​ Then, I'd bookmark that search page and replace the "​Safari"​ link at the bottom with my new bookmark. ​ Everytime someone opens the browser, my web app is logging the location of my iPhone. ​ If it's stolen, the person who stole it is probably going to jump on the web.  When they do, I've got em...
 +So far, it doesn'​t look like there is any way to access the GPS via JavaScript. ​ So, someone would need to build a front-end app that does this instead. ​ I can't do this, because I don't have a Mac and will probably never buy one.
 +Any takers?
 +//I did eventually create this webapp. ​ Problem is, web app asks you if you want to share your location data.  It asks the first time, then somewhat randomly. ​ It doesn'​t "​remember"​ my selection.//​
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