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    InstaMapper Free Real-Time GPS Tracking

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    For BlackBerry point your phone's browser to
    http://www.instamapper.com/download/GPSTrackerBB.jad.
    Follow the prompts to install...

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    anyone try this yet??

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    Downloaded and installed very easily on my AT&T 8310 Curve. Just follow the "HOW TO" section on their website.

    It is very simple to use and allows anyone to view your location if you give them your username and password.

    In addition to your location it shows Accuracy (ft or meters), speed, and altitude.
    See a Complete listing of all Blackberry GPS Software Applications and Reviews at www.OnlyBlackberryGPS.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67Mustang View Post
    Downloaded and installed very easily on my AT&T 8310 Curve. Just follow the "HOW TO" section on their website.

    It is very simple to use and allows anyone to view your location if you give them your username and password.

    In addition to your location it shows Accuracy (ft or meters), speed, and altitude.
    To let others view your location, it is not necessary to give them your username / password. Go to device manager and click on "share device". This will create a password-less link that you can give to others. On the same screen, you can generate HTML code to embed a map with your location on a web page / blog.

    There is more info on InstaMapper's blog, here

    http://blog.instamapper.com

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    I would think this application would drain the crap out of your battery... Sending your position every 5 seconds with your position being tracked all of the time! Using the GPS like this would drain the battery faster, am I right?

    I just downloaded the program and seems to be pretty sweet... Hopefully my battery doesn't die on me tomorrow after leaving this program in the backround all day.

    Sent via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Quote Originally Posted by amhays87 View Post
    I would think this application would drain the crap out of your battery... Sending your position every 5 seconds with your position being tracked all of the time! Using the GPS like this would drain the battery faster, am I right?

    I just downloaded the program and seems to be pretty sweet... Hopefully my battery doesn't die on me tomorrow after leaving this program in the backround all day.

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    My BB lasts about 8 hours with the default update rate.

    There is a new beta version (http://www.instamapper.com/download-...STrackerBB.jad) that turns off GPS in between updates. With this version, I get over 24 hours of continuous tracking with 5 minute updates.

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    I just installed this and it asked for my device key. Where do I find this?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaretto325 View Post
    I just installed this and it asked for my device key. Where do I find this?

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    hope this helps!

    http://www.instamapper.com/howto.html

    4. Configure the phone


    This section assumes that you have successfully installed tracking software on your phone.

    Start the tracking application -- it's called "GPS Tracker" and has an icon that looks like a satellite. The first screen you see will ask you for something called a "Device Key". This is a unique identifier that InstaMapper assigns to every device. To allocate a new device key, log into your account, go to the device manager, and click "Add new device".

    Another option you can configure is the frequency with which new positions are sent to InstaMapper. The default is 5 seconds. This is the maximum update rate -- positions can be sent less frequently if you are moving slowly or standing still, or if nobody is tracking the device online. Note that InstaMapper displays only the last 1000 positions. Increase the transmission interval as needed to adjust the time span of historical data.

    Hit "Save" (on BlackBerries, this option can be accessed by pressing the trackball or the menu key). The phone will ask you to grant access to GPS. Say "yes". BlackBerries may also ask for you permission to transmit data to instamapper.com. Say "yes" again.

    At this point, the phone should display "Locating...". If the phone is brand new, you may need to wait for a few minutes before a GPS fix is acquired. Subsequent fixes will be much faster (5-20 seconds). The status line will change to "Tracking..." when the phone's location has been determined.

    As soon as the first location has been transmitted to InstaMapper, login to your account. You should now see a map with your phone's location marked with a red dot.

    To exit GPS Tracker, hit "Exit" (on BlackBerries, you can also press the "Back" key). To put the application in the background, press the red hangup key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amhays87 View Post
    I would think this application would drain the crap out of your battery... Sending your position every 5 seconds with your position being tracked all of the time! Using the GPS like this would drain the battery faster, am I right?

    I just downloaded the program and seems to be pretty sweet... Hopefully my battery doesn't die on me tomorrow after leaving this program in the backround all day.

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    the update data sent is no more draining than sending/receiving typical email alerts, which is pretty common place at least for BES users.

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    Verizon

    Will this work for verizon carriers?

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    I don't really understand the purpose of this app or who would use it aside from it a novelty. Can someone give me ideas? All I can think of is a parent wanting to track where their child is. Or an overbearing spouse. But in either case, the tracker would have to get access to the trackee's phone to set it up and hope that the trackee doesn't notice the app. Am I missing something?

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    Some scenarios:

    - I am home with the baby, wife went out shopping. It's great to know when she will be back without having to call her every 5 minutes.

    - I am doing a 90 mile bike ride and would like to let my friends / family see where I am

    - When I ski, I can record my tracks and analyze them later (e.g. how fast was I going?)

    - If I frequently lose my phone, I can use GPS tracking to help me remember where I left it. With an update interval of 1 hour, GPS tracking won't shorten battery life, and can run in the background 24/7.

    - Most fleets have uses for GPS tracking. Think of a fire marshall who needs to know in real-time where the fire trucks are.

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    - At a big music festival, where you can't find someone, and can't call them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdvreyes View Post
    I don't really understand the purpose of this app or who would use it aside from it a novelty. Can someone give me ideas? All I can think of is a parent wanting to track where their child is. Or an overbearing spouse. But in either case, the tracker would have to get access to the trackee's phone to set it up and hope that the trackee doesn't notice the app. Am I missing something?
    You are driving cross-country on vacation, you can let friends and family track your progress without calling all the time.

    As far as surreptitious tracking, from their website:
    "One caveat: we ask that you respect the privacy of others. You may not use our service to stalk, harrass, or spy on other people. We disallow all forms of covert tracking. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimandkam View Post
    Will this work for verizon carriers?
    Heck NO!!!!!!

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