Download Open Location 2 apk 2.0.2 free for Android smartphone

14 Dec
Open Location 2

Posted by Green Shoe Garage in Tools | Dec. 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apk file size: 1.3 MB

Want to add location awareness to your microcontroller project? But don't want to buy a separate GPS module? Don't want to worry about the complex geometry needed to determine the distance between points on the globe? Perhaps your microcontroller doesn't even have the computational power? Try Open Location! Adding GPS functionality with the Android phone you already own is a snap with Open Location.

Open Location links your Android phone and a microcontroller via Bluetooth. Simply enter the coordinate information into Open Location and when you get close to that point a message is sent to your microcontroller via a serial connection over Bluetooth. It will send an 'A' (ASCII 65) if not near the location and an 'B' (ASCII 66) if you are within range.

Here is why you may want to use Open Location: A lot of people are getting into "reverse geocaching" where you give a locked cache to a friend and they have to go to a specific location for the box to "magically" open. This required you to purchase a standalone GPS module, wire it your microcontroller project and do some complex math to determine the distance between the user and the prescribed location. A lot of guys have been doing this when asking their girlfriend to marry them. Put the ring in the "lock box" and have your wife-to-be return to a location that has a special meaning -- such as where they met, had their first date or first kiss. Open Location makes it super easy to be romantic in a way only a geek can be.

The full details and spec are on the website so you can get your microcontroller project up and running in no time!

PLEASE NOTE: This version is intended for makers, tinkerers, engineers and electronics hobbyist. You have to be able to design the microcontroller circuit and do the microcontroller side software. And perhaps even be a little patient and forgiving with this app. Please give feedback about problems you may encounter or feature requests. Together, we can make this app awesome! A more streamlined version for casual users is coming soon.

Whats new

    Version 2.0 Updates:
    - Refined UI
    - Simpler coordinate entry
    - Bug fixes
    Version 1.1 Updates:
    - Fixed bug on certain devices where current latitude and longitude fields weren't updating.
    - Force a location update at every 300 milliseconds.
    - Fixed autosave bug causing app to crash

Green Shoe Garage part of our Tools and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update Dec. 14, 2013. Google play rating is 100.0. Current verison is 2.0.2. Actual size 1.3 MB.

Download open-location-2.apk 1.3 MB


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