LBS has arrived

Finally a consumer personal navigational device with internet connectivity, meet Dash Express. See also Engadget review.


The opportunities this opens up to both the Geo community and also Joe Public is quite huge. Enter GeoRSS. Your time to shine has arrived :)

Many websites have geo-relevant content – including, but not limited to, Google Maps, Yelp, Craigslist, Trulia, Gruvr, and many more. Just check the source of the feed to see if there is a latitude/longitude provided for each item in the feed, and if so, the odds are good that it will work as a MyFeed on MyDash.

Hopefully this will continue across the PND market. *fingers crossed* The only downer (apart from the price) ?

It will not work in Canada, Mexico, Europe or any location outside the United States


When PDA’s fight back

Any owner of a PDA/Handheld device has long known about various security applications that can be installed. These range from tracking IMSI and SIM phone numbers to more sophisticated ones that can format sensitive files, render the device useless all while running in pure stealth (think rootkit).

With my recent purchase of the X500, i was taking a look at these apps and found a rather large hole in the market … there was no program that could leverage my integrated GPS. Low and behold, Zloy has just started up an opensource (VB) application called MJustice that does just this.

Sms request should start with pass phrase configured in “Pass Phrase” edit box. After pass phrase you can specify one or more commands.

Supported Commands:
+g : Get GPS coordinates (After Fix become available Phone will send SMS reply to command message with own coordinates)
+m msg : Display message box with “msg” message
+l : Execute LocationCall.exe application

It was originally designed for the MioA701 so i was surprised when this sucker actually worked! Its still early days yet, but i can certainly see improvements including the ability to transmit the thief’s entire phonebook, sms history and the like to my secondary device.
If someone has the balls to try and steal it from a bloke who stands at 6’7″, looks like i now wont be too far away ..