Archive for October, 2010

Pilot locator on smartphone

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Just been up a little too late last night, working on a cool new thing for all us smartphone users in the RC hobby.

Pilot locator for a smartphone, you can find flying fields, RC buddies and Hobby shops from your smart device, and that is in the entire world, currently there is over 4000 registration on the pilot locator. This is the biggest collection of registered flying fields on one map in the world. (far as I know)

Back to the new feature, the only thing you have to do, is get your smart phone, start up Google maps application, hit search, write http://map.rcheli.dk in the search field and you are ready to go, you can navigate to field, pilot and shop read details about them and you can write to pilot, fields and shop registrations on the map, there is a email function optimized for the smart phones too.

To register on the map, go to http://map.rcheli.dk from your PC.

Check out the intro video below, very easy:

And some screenshots:
The first thing you have to do, search for push-pins like this.
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

A zoomed in over-view of the registrations on the map, in my area.
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

More information about the current registation
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

A detaild overview from one registation, get this by pushing one push-pin on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

Directions to the local RC shop
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

And overview of the registions currently loaded on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

The email form for one registation, this is where you write mails to other people on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

You need Google maps installed on your device to get the pilot locator to work.
Testet on:

  • Android, HTC Desire(Rooted)
  • IPhone, see issue list for current issue on the Iphone.
  • Ipad
  • Nokia E71
  • Known issues:

  • Pushpin icons on Iphone is default Google maps icons, can’t see the difference from pilot, field and shop on Iphone.
  • “Share this place” function in Google maps not working with the locations from http://map.rcheli.dk
  • Please post if you have tested this on another device and if it works or not. Thanks. Any input would be great.


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