Live tracking service - let's start

Started by Menion, February 11, 2016, 17:46:31

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balloni55

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QuoteWhich Android VM are you using
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@Menion
what is the update interval inside locus of other tracker i see on map?
For test i run tracker on VM with GPS fake and randomly moving 500 meter all 3 seconds
when i watch this moving fake position with my device positions are displayed with delay and not ongoing.

EDIT: while watching you on your sunny trip i noticed update interval is one minute
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milh

How I can watch other locusers on map, please?
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gynta

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Quote from: milh on February 14, 2016, 17:24:28
How I can watch other locusers on map, please?
You have to USE Locus live tracking.
1. Be sure you are online and have an SATfix
2. Call function live tracking
3. Add service (+) and choose "Locus live tracking"
4. Insert a(your) nickname
5. Start livetrackin (top right)
6. Look for your mates on map (they must use Locus live tracking in same way):



michaelbechtold

Quote from: balloni55 on February 14, 2016, 08:11:32
Hi Michael
QuoteWhich Android VM are you using
Oracle Version 5.0.10 r104061
and androVM_vbox 86tp gapps-houdini-flash

Wolfgang

Danke, Wolfgang.
Meine klingt zumindest ähnlich: androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash
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Menion

Quote from: balloni55 on February 14, 2016, 13:18:49
Hi menion,
what is the update interval inside locus of other tracker i see on map?
For test i run tracker on VM with GPS fake and randomly moving 500 meter all 3 seconds
when i watch this moving fake position with my device positions are displayed with delay and not ongoing.

EDIT: while watching you on your sunny trip i noticed update interval is one minute


Hi. System is quite simple. When I was on a trip, I defined update interval to 60 seconds directly in parameters of service in Locus. This means "I send update once per 60 second and also I receive new data once per 60 seconds" - everytime you send new data, you also receive update with locations of other users. So not everytime, something change, but only when YOU report update. Better?
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balloni55

Quoteeverytime you send new data, you also receive update with locations of other users
perfect, thanks :)
do you know the volume of data traffic per update?
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Menion

No yet, I just did a small test and ...
- outgoing update (your location, nickname etc.) - 200 bytes
- incoming update should be around 150-200 bytes per user

But more precise information later. It also depend on length of "message", that is currently not limited (have to limit it to around 160 chars)
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lor74cas

Quote from: menion on February 15, 2016, 08:22:09
No yet, I just did a small test and ...
- outgoing update (your location, nickname etc.) - 200 bytes
- incoming update should be around 150-200 bytes per user

But more precise information later. It also depend on length of "message", that is currently not limited (have to limit it to around 160 chars)
Hi,
I tested it today: 1Kb every transaction (more or less) not too expensive if I set it at 5 min rate.

I was afraid of the data volume due to roaming but the Eurotariff is 25 cents / Mb so with a firewall that blocks all applications except locus there is no longer a real problem.

0.00025 €/Kb * 12Kb/Hour= 0.003€/Hour

I am waiting for a web page where you can track users who share their position as I have not another device to check live tracking.
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OsMax

Hi,
Once I saw few members in Czech but can't see my friends in Poland using Locus Tracking. Do I need any ID or something ?
I have ver. 3.16.0, my friend too and we can't see each other on the map. I choose settings - live tracking - add locus live tracking (filling nickname, message, icon ect) and Start. Cant see myself on the map and my friends too.
Maybe I left any step ??
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Menion

Hmm interesting. There is no secret behind this, it should just work. Only limitation is max. 300 seconds refresh time, maybe set it lower to around 60 seconds to be sure that You will see others as well as others will see You in all cases. Currently I see two people in Poland, so you may try it now.
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OsMax

Now i see You and Michal. Looks it's working fine now (don't know what i did wrong before). Thanks for twitter reply too. (if it's You).
Btw schould I see myself as icon from live tracking or as standard gps cursor (now I see as cursor)?
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Menion

You are not visible on own map, just a blue circle (or arrow if moving) ... standard icon.
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gynta

Quote from: menion on February 11, 2016, 17:46:31
For now, we do not need feedback with requests of a new features. Own plans are already defined. When feature became working as we wants, then we may discuss about another improvements.
Hmm ok, but without "groups" (or "rooms"), i don't want use/test it for now ;)
Ah,... and also missing webclient is a brake pad on this live tracking vehicle.
So what, we just waiting two years - hope for next year  ;D

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Andrew Heard

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Quote from: gynta on March 15, 2016, 13:40:49
Ah,... and also missing webclient is a brake pad on this live tracking vehicle.
I can't do much testing without the webclient either. My user-case isn't multiple Locus user friends, it's one Locus user being viewed by multiple webclient users (friends/ family). BTW those friends/ family won't be concerned if my position isn't updated every 5 minutes when I am cycle touring in another country. Even position once a day is more than enough when zoomed out.
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