I have big plans this summer. I hope to cycle 400km through Rwanda (Africa) and rais €10,000 in funds for Compassion, a children aid charity.
Obviously this means I’m on my bike a lot these days. I’ve been tracking all my rides using Ride with GPS from the start, but a few weeks ago I wondered how easy it would be to build such a GPS tracker myself in Titanium.
So, I present to you…
G.O. Tracker 4 Compassion
Pronounced “geo” Tracker, this initial version simply tracks your geolocation. You can view your previous routes on a map or browse through the individual data points. I plan to add more features in the next two months as I start to use the app for my own rides and hope to have it fairly complete by the time I go to Rwanda in June.
Learn from the source
In this spirit, I open-sourced the app on GitHub and as I continue to develop the app I will publish blog posts to guide you through the code and share some best practices.
Contribute to the app…or to Compassion
I use GitHub Issues to track planned features, enhancements and bugs. Feel free to contribute ideas there, or help me resolve them and send a PR. I will list the names of all contributors on the app’s Settings screen.
Of course, you are also more than welcome to contribute to Compassion.
I’ll follow up with the first blog post on the app source code soon.
Code Strong, Code with Compassion!?