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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software November 2005 Entries
Sub domain redirection for Where's Tim

wheres.timhibbard.com now points to http://www.timhibbard.com/wherestim.aspx

 

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:40 PM

Unfortunately, no golf for me today.
MilitantPlatypus linked to Where's Tim today. He says As of this post, he is currently golfing...at 1:00 PM...on a WednesdayI was actually at Carl's house having a marketing meeting. We are looking EnGraph's core products and spinoff products and deciding where to shift our focus to. Of course I think we should focus on GPS Control Room and Web based GPS applications like Where's Tim, but I am a bit partial :) I actually had a guy send me a message via Where's Tim. He said: Hi tim I wanna make one, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:51 PM

Popular mashups on ProgrammableWeb.com

John has added a tag for the most popular mashups on ProgrammableWeb. He even has Where's Tim on it!

He talks about it on his blog post here.

Posted On Monday, November 28, 2005 8:22 AM

Samsung A940 Dislikes
Couple things I don't like about my new Samsung A940. 1) When you close the lid, any running applications (web browser, text messaging) exit. My Sanyo would keep those running until I pushed the End key. 2) When you get close to 200 text messages in your inbox, it will warn you that it will delete old messages once it gets past the 200 limit every time you get a new text message. I know that, just delete them like the Sanyo did. 3) Garmin Mobile doesn't work on it. Not that I really care, Garmin ......

Posted On Friday, November 25, 2005 2:45 PM

Top Ten Ways to Freak Out Your Roommate
I got great roommates, Matt and Ev, so I wouldn't do any of these, but they are hilarious: 10) Collect potatoes. Paint faces on them and give them names. Name one after your roommate. Separate your roommate's potato from the others. Wait a few days, and then bake your roommate's potato and eat it. Explain to your roommate, "He just didn't belong." 9) Move everything to one side of the room. Ask your roommate if he knows how much an elephant weighs, and look at the floor on the empty side of the room ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2005 5:35 PM

Cool Google Maps mashup

Found this on GoogleMapki: James Martin's "Where I've been". I really like how he uses 2 Google Maps to zoom in. Kind of like a scrapbook version of Where's Tim.

Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2005 3:52 PM

Downtown Lawrence to get free wi-fi

Thought From Kansas reports: Lawrence Freenet wants to provide free wireless internet access from 6th to 11th street on Vermont, Mass, and New Hampshire by June of 2006. Good deal.

Technorati Tags: Lawrence, WiFi

Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:28 AM

San Angelo, v4
I'm headed back to San Angelo, Tx Sunday morning. This time it's just me and I'm driving. You can watch me travel through Big 12 south country on Where's Tim (send me a message if I look lost, I probably am!). Our Window's CE messaging application is done and we've worked with Cloudberry to get them more GPS data for less money (every byte counts when you're spending $0.66 / KB). It's going to be a good week. And I'm really looking forward to that club sandwich from Zentner's Daughter ......

Posted On Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:14 AM

Kyle wants more
Kyle's response to the new Get Directions to Tim feature: cool, but not enough. He wants to be able to enter an address and have it generate a route. That makes sense. A business AVL application would use addresses rather than lat/long. I'll see what I can do. I'm starting to run out of screen space on Where's Tim, I wish I was a better UI designer...ugh. I've always wanted to learn how to do those "virtual" windows that appear on a webpage. You know, like those annoying ads and request for surveys, ......

Posted On Friday, November 11, 2005 12:54 PM

Get Directions to Tim
Kyle asked for it, so now on Where's Tim, you can get directions, and distance from anywhere to my current location. Push the "Get Directions to Tim" button, a dialog box will instruct you to select a location on the map, you click on the map where you currently are (you can still drag and zoom the map), and using AJAX, it will generate a Google map with driving directions and mileage from where you selected to my current location. Like I was talking about before, we want Where's Tim to resemble ......

Posted On Friday, November 11, 2005 7:40 AM

Where's Tim goes mobile!
Using Yahoo's REST Map Image API, and EnGraph GPS components, I was able to create Where's Tim Mobile. I've only tested it on my new Samsung A-940, please let me know how it looks on different devices.http://www.timhibba... Technorati Tags: REST, GPS, AVL, EnGraph, Where's Tim, Mobile Development ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 7:36 PM

News feed for Where's Tim

The RSS feed for Where's Tim wasn't working quite right. It's back now.

http://www.timhibbard.com/wherestim.xml

Also, if you need a quick and dirty Windows application to create RSS feeds, check out RSS Builder. It is an open source program and he is looking for developers to help him out.

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 5:53 PM

Messaging with Where's Tim
So Kyle and I were talking about Where's Tim, and we decided we need to make it more of a replication of a business Automatic Vehicle Locating (AVL) solution. So when we are talking to potential clients about what EnGraph can provide them, we use this page as an example. One of the things that every AVL product needs is messaging. So we added a feature where you can click the icon and in the info window is a place to enter your return address and message. Using AJAX, the message is sent to my cell ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 6:56 AM

Playing with Yahoo maps API
I'm trying to get Google Maps and Yahoo Maps to play well together with Where's Tim. Not quite there yet, but getting close.http://www.timhibbard... Trying to work in URL query strings too:http://www.timhibbard.c... Technorati Tags: Yahoo Maps, Google Maps, Where's Tim ......

Posted On Monday, November 7, 2005 6:05 PM

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