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Old 01-22-2009, 09:03 AM
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APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

Okay,
So I may be dreaming here, and I'm not one for computer programing (at all), so if I'm crazy tell me.

I'm wondering if there is a way to do the following:

Create a program that, when selected (press 'start') begins to track your mileage via the GPS. When you hit "stop" it stops and asks you for a title. It then stores the title and mileage in an excel sheet for retrival later. Something like:

1/22/09 Trip to Staples 5.6mi


Basically, I end up driving around a lot for work, and they are all short trips. I'd love to have an application that keeps track of the mileage automatically so I can export the excel sheet to my companies expense report.

Anyone? Does it already exist?

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:13 AM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

That really shouldn't be too hard to program actually. If you use Garmin XT it keeps track of your mileage trips in a temp cache...I'm sure this could be imported.

I wouldn't be the one to take on this project though. I've only taken basic VB and java and have limited experience with databases...but I could see how it can easily be possible if it were conjoined with Garmin XT.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:54 AM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

Check out TrackMe: http://www.luisespinosa.com/trackme_eng.html

I use it for tracking certain trips and hikes.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:56 AM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

This guy made an app for tracking gas mileage, but it did not involve GPS. I just noticed he hasn't posted anything on the site in a couple weeks, but maybe you could try and contact him and see if he can work on integrating the features you want. It sounds promising.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:19 AM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

Doesn't Google Navigator (3rd party app, not Google Maps) do that?
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:02 PM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

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Doesn't Google Navigator (3rd party app, not Google Maps) do that?
Don't you have to pay for that app though?
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

This will rape your battery.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:48 PM
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

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This will rape your battery.
But this will be used in a vehicle, so you can use a car charger.

I too would love an app like this, I also do alot of work related driving which is all billed to my employer.
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

I still think you should try out TrackMe...
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Re: APP Wanted - GPS mileage tracker

http://www.1800pocketpc.com/category...e/gps-software

try this site, it has numerous GPS related software...might just have what you are looking for.
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