[maemo-users] Projects Nokia should support (yours?)

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Wed Oct 22 14:14:07 EEST 2008
Hi Quim,

> We want to support a bunch of projects getting ready for primetime the
> same day maemo 5 is released. And we propose the community to help out
> selecting those projects.
> What kind of support? Whatever those cool projects under development
> need to be stable and exciting for real users. You tell us and we will
> do our best helping you.

I still don't know if I can propose an application that is not started yet.
Just in case you don't remember, I explain my idea again.

My goal is creating a "GPS position sharing" client. What this
application will do? I try to explain in few simple steps...

1) you register to a community website (we'll have to create this, we
need a dedicated server for this application)

2) you start the client in your tablet and login using your
username/password of the website

3) you start adding other people to your contact list and you choose
if you want to share your GPS position with them (I suppose yes, else
why you add them?? :P )

4) At this point, when you walk around in your city, in your country
ecc... and you're connected to internet (with UMTS you can be always
connected, right? I use to be always connected using N810+N73+Tre
Italy UMTS), you can share your position to your contact list.

5) You can also look in the MAP window and you can see where your friends are.

Think about a situation like we were in Berlin:

- Hey John! Where are you?
-- Well... I'm... at that corner... don't know the street name...
uhm.... let's try to get at McDonald...
- Which one? There are at least 3-4 McDonald here!

this is just an example where those two people could use it. I think
there are lot of situation where real time gps position sharing could
be usefull.

Something similar already exist? Ok, let's discover it and improve it.
It doesn't exist yet? Well let's code it! :)
I see that something similar already exist, for example:
but all these websites don't have a PUBLIC API. Public API is the most
important thing to let other clients/applications ecc... interact with
our service. We could create a Maemo client for the moment, but having
a public API would mean someone could write a Symbian client too.

I hope someone find this idea interesting. Please, don't limit to
steal the idea, let's try to create this together.

Best regards,

Andrea Grandi
email: a.grandi [AT] gmail [DOT] com
website: http://www.andreagrandi.it
PGP Key: http://www.andreagrandi.it/pgp_key.asc

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