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    Default [Req] Send my Google Maps location to another iPhone

    The other day I was on a difficult city spot and my wife was going to pick me up, but I coudn't make my direction any clearer to her (ever had that happen?!?!). So I tought, why no SEND her MY location to her iPhone?

    So I went into Google Maps on my iPhone, found MY location, dropped a pin on it and Bookmarked it and... NOTHING!

    There I had it. A perfect way to "tell" my wife my exact position so she could find my fast, but I had no way of "sending" her that information. No option what-so-ever! I mean, come on! Am I missing something or is there just no function to send a google location by mail / sms / anything! Isn't it just a Lat-Long coordenate? It's a bookmark, for crying out loud!

    So... does anyone have an alternative to this. How do I send MY LOCATION to another iPhone?

    TIA



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    No one? Really?!?!?!

    And I tought many would wnat to "do" this...

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    I know this is going to sound very odd, but why not suggest it to Apple? It sounds like a feature that definitely should be implemented. Even a simple "Email Location to Contact" would be splendid.

    As for an app, you would just need something to convert the tag on the pin to Lat/Lon and e-mail that in a link to her phone.

    Anyone up for coding it?

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    i guess its not that difficult

    once u click on the pin you can save it in a contact form

    then send the contact using smsd or wetool i guess.(ive never used either of them but i think one of them lets you send contacts .. if you send it to another iphone.. just click on the recieved contact info .. and it directly opeans in google maps)

    .. save to contacts is avail in 1.1.3 and 1.1.4 i can confirm as for earlier i have no idea

    cheers
    good luck

    edit: i checked ot wetool forwards the contact but not the location ... im looking at other options ....will keep u posted
    Last edited by krimp; 03-05-2008 at 09:52 AM.

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    Hi had the same problem and solved it by taking a screenshot (screenshot.app / installer) and then emailed it to a friend. I know it's not interactive anymore but the best you can do right now


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    I'm working on this as best I can. The file the bookmarks are contained in is /var/mobile/Maps/Bookmarks.plist

    Dicking around with basic iphone programming. Woot!

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    why dont you just install navizon on both phones

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys!

    For me, the most useful option would be to code up some sw that would dig into the bookmark.plist for the coordinates and have a "send via sms / email" button in the bookmark screen.

    I also took a look at this file an noticed the Lat/Long is included, so it should be fairly simple to extract them from there and make "an interactive link" (meaning: clickable), so the location would open in the maps.app

    Navizon wouldn't work for me as it's very inaccurate, at least for me (I live outside the US).

    The screenshot is an alternative, I guess, but I'd have to take two or three shots I the person is somewhat far from my location. But an idea non the less.

    Have you guys seen:

    http://iphonesender.com

    It uses this code (javascript):

    javascript:d=window.getSelection()+'';d=(d.length= =0)?'null':d;d.replace(%22%3Cbr%20/%3E%22,%20%22%20%22);void(window.open('http://iphonesender.com/prep.php?address='+escape(d),'_blank','')%20);

    to create this "interactive link":

    http://maps.google.com/?q=40.689278%2C-74.044633

    which WILL open in maps.app as the right location (he above is for Statue of Liberty). All I did was select the coordinates from google maps on the web. I highlighted:

    40.689278,-74.044633

    and voila!

    Sooo....

    Maybe someone can modify the above and code it for iphone? I guess using the script to "google code" the corresponding coordinates from the bookmark.plist file properly and the replacing the e-mail server from the php form in iphonesender.com for our own e-mail? Does this make any sense??

    Looking good!!!!

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    Bump for a nice idea.

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    Now, this shouldn't be too hard.

    It's just an application that reads the /var/mobile/Maps/Bookmarks.plist , then collects the right coordinates for the selected bookmark, parses the coords to the link format and gives an option to send either by sms or e-mail. That's it!

    What sw do I need to write this? Is it Xcode? Is the SDK out yet?

    I'd give it a try if I knew what software to use. Is there a guide?


 

 
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