Not really a development post, but a video review of Latify (my app for Android). Video review was done by http://hemorrdroids.net. Enjoy….
|Google Latitude is a free service from Google that allows you to share your current location with a selected number of your Google contacts. It also allows you to record your past location changes, and provides you with a dashboard view of your recently visited places. Google Latitude can be used from either a desktop application, or from your mobile phone. Google Latitude is well integrated in most Android phones. Through an extension on the Google Maps application, integration with Latitude is seamless. However, there are a couple of features that are missing in Google Latitude on Android phones, and that’s where Latify tries to fill in the gap.
Latify is an Android client for Google Latitude. With Latify, you can continuously update your current position when on the move or stationary. Even when you’re not online, Latify can sync up your location movements with Google Latitude once back online. Latify can be configured to update your location based on GPS positioning, even when running in the background. It also allows you to view and manipulate your history location stored at the Google Latitude servers. Latify uses OAuth for secure authorization and does not capture your password when logging into Google. All you need is a Google account, and a Latitude setup and you’re ready to go.
Included below are some of the Latify features
|Everybody who has done some Android development involving GPS location tracking is probably familiar with the LocationManager and LocationListener concepts.
However, there seems to be some doubt regarding the minTime and minDistance parameters that can be provided to the requestLocationUpdates call, and the way the locationlistener behaves.