October 6th, 2005

_schools120835, IRL, professional, Naomi, _schools3485

Global Cellphone Coverage Distributed Internet Map: Vaporware

Phone app queries 2 things every ~minute: GPS and signal strength. Lists corresponding GPS & signal strength along with time of query. Files this. Intermittently, either automatically or at user's direction, app files this off a la distributed computing batch processing. File is headed up with service name & make/model of phone?

Mothership gets transmission, anonymizes user (do not want to be able to track a person's location with the phone signal strength map data, ever), and collates map in near real time based on time, service, and perhaps time of day, phone model, and gods know what else. Plots to map, either real time or to user query. (Free users, map refreshed daily with new info; paid users, map shown as real-time as we have it?) Needed: a corresponds-to-c'thia map, either sattelite imagery, street, or both. (Both, please -- does Google want in on the fun?) Collapse )
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_schools120835, IRL, professional, Naomi, _schools3485

Vaporware Meta

Why, yes. I do have entirely too much fun thinking up vaporware ideas. But at least I'm getting them down and out there so someone can do something with the killer apps my head comes up with at some of the oddest moments.
phone, cordless phone

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The smoking man @ my apartments is from Canada. He is old and stands on the walkway outside his apartment and smokes.
phone, cordless phone

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Paperwork like woah. I may not have access to the automated end of the new system, but I can collect paper data.