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Windows Phone 7 Users Can Now Track Themselves
With Windows Phone 7 playing catch up with Android and iOS in the app game, it was only a matter of time before there would be an application that utilized GPS technology to help users track their own movements. The app, dubbed TrackUrSelf, was developed by XDA Forum Member darthveda in an attempt to use the background GPS agent in WP7 to track user movements. The interval is currently locked at 30 minutes which allows for the optimal tracking with minimal battery consumption. Popular uses include keeping track of where you are while hiking or in a large parking lot. Plus, it can be fun just to see where you go during the average day. Despite the work still needed to make the app compete with similar apps on other mobile operating systems, it’s definitely a good start.
It’s a very simple application to use. Once installed, the app will track your movements and display the results in list form or on a map, if users prefer. The data isn’t sent anywhere, so users need not fear for their privacy. While the app works as is, darthveda is working to incorporate a way to export the data so users can keep track of where they’ve been.
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