I recently switched from Alltel to T-Mobile. I got a Pearl with an unlimited data plan.
I'm about to go on a 1000mi motorcycle ride. My family is nervous about the trip, as the route will involve a lot of of interstate and some big cities. I'd like to let them observe my position in near real-time over the web.
I know the Pearl doesn't have GPS built in. I have a GPS receiver that will stream NMEA data out via USB. Also, I know there's a way for the phone to determine a rough location (not GPS) as the Google Maps application does it.
As far as a web interface goes, I have a webserver and am a web developer. I could easily set up a page that displays GPS track data, if I can find a way to get it there.
If I can get the Pearl to take a GPS location from my receiver or determine a rough location, and then visit, every few seconds, http://www.mysite.com/?lat=xxxx&long=yyyy
with the lat/long being plugged into xxxx and yyyy in the address, I can figure out the rest on my server.
Hopefully, though, there is software out there that makes this simple.
I guess I don't really know what's out there and if this is possible.
If you folks have any ideas, please let me know!