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Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Tue Oct 2 07:45:06 PDT 2012

On Oct 2, 2012, at 7:39 AM, Pierre-Yves Chibon wrote:
>>>> Yes - one of my post-2.0 ideas is to create a little web service with companion apps on iPhone and Android.
>>>> Basically what this would do is this: you are at a dive site, you start your little app. It acquires the GPS coordinates, you can name the location / dive site, and then it pushes that tuple to the web server with your ID (just some numeric ID that you get when registering with the service).
>>>> Then when you are back at home or at the hotel and start subsurface it connects to the same server and offers you the locations that you saved that way… there could even be some time based matching of dive and location acquisition time (with some fuzz factors based on the fact that you likely did this a few minutes before or after actually diving :-)
>>>> Does this sound useful?
>>> Do you consider python for such (web)app ? If so I'm definitively in :)
>> I'm totally open to the implementation language. Since this would be running on my colo server (Mac Mail.App thinks this should read "cool server" :-) ) I have some concerns about security and about giving admin rights to others, but within those restraints I'm open to anything.
> The server should be able to run anywhere no?
> As in, you may have yours, someone else their but of course, up to us to
> provide a 'public'/main one.
> So no need for admin right at first I'd think :)

Of course, you are right. My expectation (hope?) is that past the 2.0 release we will get a lot more users that are fundamentally divers and not primarily developers. And my guess is very few of them will want to run their own web service, which is why I want to offer this by default on (but make the server URL configurable for those who'd prefer to run their own for privacy or other reasons).

>> My guess is that writing the Android / iPhone apps will be the harder part (but I guess that's just because I haven't really written either type of apps)
> Ok here I have the same worries, I don't have apple products so
> iPhone/iPad are out for me but I'll try to help on the Android side.

Excellent. There are indeed many more Android phones out there - but my unscientific survey on the last few dive boats I was on showed a TON of iPhones and very few Android phones.

And then of course there is THIS: and THAT:



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