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[aprssig] Fuel Stops

Kent Hufford khufford at atlanticbb.net
Wed Aug 13 18:55:48 UTC 2008


My PDA/Cell Phone does all of this now.

FREE MS Live Search is an application running on my WinMobile PDA that uses
the built-in GPS and then goes over the 3G network and looks up the nearest
gas stations, and their prices.

Then will give you directions to the station you select.

It will also do movies, and lots of other stuff. 

Neat, free application

Kent
KQ4KK

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Joel Maslak
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:40 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fuel Stops


On Aug 12, 2008, at 3:20 AM, John Ronan wrote:

> I was wondering if there is an 'agreed' format for displaying Fuel 
> prices?


What about a server app instead?

You message the call "FUEL" and you then get a message from, say,  
FUEL123 (123 is just a unique sequence number, reused when you use  
them all up), with a position and a message saying "$4.02 Conoco, 2  
miles North-east"  It might even send back the 5 closest stations and  
prices (maybe with the price in the name - something like F402asz  
(where asz is the sequence number - using letters for more sequences)  
for nice plotting on a GPS map.

Ideally, the distance algorithm would be *driving* distance, not  
direct distance...






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