Geeky/Programming Life

T-Mobile Dash + GPS + Mologogo = Debacle

I have my cool new T-Mobile dash, and my Pharos Bluetooth GPS, but I just want more.

Currently I can see where I am on the phone using Windows Live Search Maps,  but I just want more.

I want to be able to post up my coordinates every minute or so, save them or map them or what have you.

Mologogo seems to be the answer to that, but there are always issues. First off, the site can’t seem to stay up for more than 10 minutes at a time. I did some digging and found the IP address, so I added that to my host file

Second, the SmartPhone version seems buggy, not feature complete like the other versions, etc. There doesn’t seem to be a place to set up a remote URL feature so I can post up the coordinates to my own server, which is really what I want to do.

Also, I am looking into GPS.Net again. I will play with the trial, #1 because the final version is 250 bucks, and previously I could never get it to work right. Maybe if I get something going I will just use that and forget mologogo.

Hopefully I can get something going here this weekend, I want to be able to track my coordinates as well as take a picture, upload to flickr or some URL and save it with the waypoint. Then I want to create .kml files for Google Earth so I can track where I have been, and photo tag them. Tall order for this weekend , but we will see. I will be on vacation in Seattle/Portland starting middle of next week and I want to track my vacation, like where I go, etc. We will see 🙂

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By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

2 replies on “T-Mobile Dash + GPS + Mologogo = Debacle”

Hey there —

A Mologogo response:

Yeah, the alpha version of our Windows Mobile is lacking some critical features, but we hope to tackle that in the next few weeks. Actually, you might also be seeing site issues since we’ve been doing some big site upgrades recently…so, again, that will quiet down once we get the tasks knocked off the to-do list 🙂

And for the DNS, we got hosed by RegisterFly, unfortunately, and we’re still in the process of getting free of them (just google on “registerfly” and “hooker” to see the unseemly details). This has been a bigger headache then you can imagine, having to get clients out to our users with IP addresses instead of names, etc.

Good luck with — it’s worked well for us.


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