Mar 312009
 
Commenting on maps now available!

A new commenting feature has been added to the site.  This allows any visitor to a map to post comments, which the map owner can delete if they find it inappropriate.  It’s still rudimentary, but I hope to someday add: an option to disable commenting on a map; a comment summary page (i.e., “Show all […]

Mar 232009
 

Two weeks ago MapMyTour was accepted and made available for download from the App Store.  Since then: the app has been downloaded 582 times; and the website expanded to 216 users, 170 tracks, and 743 waypoints! I’m happy with this first release and user acceptance, which has motivated me to start working on v1.1 of […]

Jan 282009
 
iPhone Development

This last month I’ve been learning how to develop software for the iPhone.  It’s been a lot of fun but stressful at the same time.  I’m close to finishing my first application, which is a tool to update maps from the road on MapMyTour.com.  I have the basic features working, and I’m now looking for […]

Jan 272009
 
Calling beta testers for iPhone app

What is MapMyTour.com?  Have a look at the home page and check out a sample map. I’m working on an iPhone app that integrates with the MapMyTour.com website. The app lets you update a map from the road quickly and easily by taking advantage of the unit’s wireless internet and GPS.  It is unlike other […]

Mar 252008
 
Map My Tour

On previous bike tours I’ve wanted to keep friends and family informed on my progress by updating a Google Map. It’s an easy thing to do, but updates only happen as often as I have internet access. The silly thing is, my mobile phone has a web browser, but I don’t know of any website […]