Monday, May 21, 2012 6:44 AM
I am working on Bing maps on windows phone 7. Basic functionalists I did. I want to track a GPS enabled device. Consider my friends has GPS enabled windows phone, I want track her where is she so that later I can find directions to her place. How to track a device using windows phone GPS? Anyone please guide me how to achieve this?
Monday, May 21, 2012 8:03 AMOwner
As for doing what your looking to do you will want to create a web service that can take in the coordinates and store them. A typical architecture consists of a client application that is installed on the GPS device that sends the coorideates to the web service, stores them in a database. A second webservice or a second method call in the original service is then used to request the latest coordinate from the database. This coordinate can then be easily requested by another client application and displayed on the map. Note that you can also store the coordinates over a period of time thus allowing you to do replay and rewinding of the data which is useful in some commercial applications. Also, it should be noted that these types of locations do not need to transimit the GPS coordinates very frequently, once every 5-15 minutes is usually more than enough.
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