I gave this two apps a short run on the same track, same iPhone 4s to see the differences.
[Update] The altitude bug in version 1.0 was fixed, that was still test data instead of real values.
See for yourself: CyclemeterVsXtrail
You’ll get the Xtrail app in the Apple App Store.
Since 10.7.2 it is possible not only find my iPhone, but also to find my Mac. I’ve added all of them to the iCloud service and used the sosumi php scripts to get the data.
Since today the iCloud is available to the public and you can use it to find your iPhone. The location service I described also works with iCloud accounts.
Location based services needs to be switched on
Inspired by the question in the http://fanbóys.org/ podcast, I will write down, what I have up and running for over two years now.
Goal: Have a background method running, which collects your location during the day and displays it on a map and has some export functionality.
Ingredients: An Apple iPhone, an Apple ID, activated Find My iPhone, a LAMP system and additional Google Maps. Continue reading
If you want to update or download a new version of Google Earth, it automatically selects the bundle with Google Chrome. So beware, not click to fast on accept. Make your choice before.