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    Real-time GPS tracking

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    If you have a GPS-enabled BlackBerry, you have to check out InstaMapper -- a new (launched 1 month ago) real-time tracking service for cell phones. There are plenty of things you can do with InstaMapper:

    1) See the current location of your phone on Google Maps

    2) Record a track and export it in CSV and Google Earth KML formats

    3) Embed a map with your current location on a blog

    Best of all, the service is 100% free. The client software can be downloaded OTA.

    Tracking demo - http://www.instamapper.com/fe?page=demo
    Tracking HOWTO - http://www.instamapper.com/howto.html

    Many thanks.
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    Nice find. Simple install and interface.

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    using it right now. exactly what i needed when i lost my phone...

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    seems pretty simple...nice find!

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    Does it eat your battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myet01 View Post
    Does it eat your battery?
    At 1 minute update rate, my BlackBerry 8310 lasts about 8 hours.

    There is a new beta version that turns off GPS between updates. With this version, you get >24 hours of tracking with 5 minute updates.
    Last edited by imrtt; 06-15-2008 at 05:23 PM.

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    I was using GPSed(never really worked right) and then Blip(worked fine but only updates every 15mins)...to get updates every minute or even 5 mins is just what Ive been looking for!

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    i am using mobiletracker from the guys at skylab. works really nice too

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    i noticed that i can't track my phone's location unless i send the info from the phone. am i doing something wrong?

    i thought that the signal would be sent from my phone automatically. so in case my phone was lost or stolen, i would be able to see it where it was.

    hope i made sense....it's been a long day

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    very nice little program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2K ON 2 View Post
    i noticed that i can't track my phone's location unless i send the info from the phone. am i doing something wrong?

    i thought that the signal would be sent from my phone automatically. so in case my phone was lost or stolen, i would be able to see it where it was.

    hope i made sense....it's been a long day
    To track your phone, the tracking software needs to be running (possibly in the background). Is this what you were asking?

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    Any other feedback / questions / feature requests?

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    i have one in? the option settings do i set the send every 5 seconds to like every 300 so it doesnt drain out my battery

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    I wish this could work on BB that aren't GPS enabled.

    It could maybe get the coordinates by cell tower triangulation like google maps.

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