How accurate is accurate? GPS adventures with Android

Testing of my Job Tracker app continues in earnest and, I'm pleased to say, it is becoming a useful tool that my brother is beginning to integrate into his day. While this is all very positive, there is a new issue that reared its head yesterday and it's a doozie! One of the functions of the app … Continue reading How accurate is accurate? GPS adventures with Android

Location accuracy in Android

As part of my work on Job Tracker, I've been using the FusedLocationApi within Android. Initial tests haven't been very promising, with some wild inaccuracies. Some positions have been over 800m off! It's that or my brother has been working in the middle of a field. I've been modifying the logic to try and make … Continue reading Location accuracy in Android

Job Tracker beta testing

It's been a week since my little brother, AKA beta tester prime, started using my Job Tracker app on his Android phone. He's an electrician and travels around doing work at a mixture of sites, commercial and residential, so an app that let's him record accurate details of the work he has done could be … Continue reading Job Tracker beta testing

Android Beacon Monitoring Woes

My new experimental app, Job Tracker, has been out in the wild with my beta tester for the past few days and, whilst the feedback has been good, the app is just not working as I expected. The main problem is that, after a random period of time, it stops picking up the beacons. This … Continue reading Android Beacon Monitoring Woes